California State Collection of Arthropods

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Sacramento, CA, United States
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Rifkind J.,California State Collection of Arthropods
Zootaxa | Year: 2017

Six new species of Enoclerus are described: E. delusus n. sp. from Costa Rica and Panamá, E. incanus n. sp. from México, E. zip n. sp. from México and El Salvador, E. reductesignatus n. sp. from Panamá, and E. citrinifrons n. sp. and E. philogenes n. sp. from Costa Rica. The new species are hypothesized to participate in a Batesian mimicry complex with boldly marked diurnal mutillid wasps as their model. Enoclerus crabronarius var. deletus Wolcott is elevated to species rank as E. deletus Wolcott new status. The identity of E. crabronarius is discussed. © 2017 Magnolia Press.


Rifkind J.,California State Collection of Arthropods
Coleopterists Bulletin | Year: 2016

Enoclerus juquilensis Rifkind, new species is described from the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico. Comparison is made with Enoclerus atriceps (Gorham), a similar species from Guatemala and El Salvador.


Nineteen new species of Cymatodera Gray are described: C. mexicana, C. cicatricula, C. matehualacaligoides, C. brailovskyi, C. durangoensis, C. monticola, C. paucipunctata, C. anulata, C. christina, C. copei, C. oxchuc, C. merickeli, C. romeroi, C. cellulosa, and C. acutipennis from México; C. doda from México, Nicaragua and Costa Rica; C. carinipennis from México and Guatemala; C. rileyi from México, Honduras, and Belize, and C. wilsoni from Costa Rica. These species are figured, along with the type of C. kolbei Schenkling, and a lectotype is designated for the latter. I include a brief discussion on the prevalence and evolution of brachyptery in Cymatodera. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Australian stiletto flies of the sister-genera Acupalpa Kröber, 1912 and Pipinnipons Winterton, 2001 (Diptera: Therevidae: Agapophytinae) are revised. Twelve new species of Acupalpa are described, while Acupalpa imitans (White, 1915), comb. n. is transferred from Pipinnipons and Acupalpa albimanis (Kröber, 1914), comb. n. is transferred from Ectinorhynchus Macquart as a senior synonym of Acupalpa pollinosa Mann. The total number of species of Acupalpa is therefore increased to 19: A. albimanis (Kröber), comb. n., A. albitarsa Mann, A. boharti sp. n., A. divisa (Walker), A. dolichorhyncha sp. n., A. glossa sp. n., A. imitans (White), comb. n., A. irwini Winterton, A. melanophaeos sp. n., A. miaboolya sp. n., A. minuta sp. n., A. minutoides sp. n., A. notomelas sp. n., A. novayamarna sp. n., A. rostrata Kröber, A. semirufa Mann, A. westralica sp. n., A. yalgoo sp. n. and A. yanchep sp. n. Three new species of Pipinnipons are described, increasing the total number of species to five: P. chauncyvallis sp. n., P. fascipennis (Kröber), P. kampmeierae sp. n., P. kroeberi Winterton, and P. sphecoda sp. n. Pipinnipons and Acupalpa are rediagnosed in light of the new species presented herein and revised keys to species are included. A dichotomous key to genera of Australasian Therevidae is included. As an empirical example of cybertaxonomy, taxonomic descriptions were composed using a character matrix developed in Lucid Builder (in Structured Descriptive Data (SDD) format) to generate natural language descriptions supplemented by online specimen and image databases. Web resources are provided throughout the document including: a) links to high resolution colour images of all species on Morphbank, b) registration of authors, publications, taxon names and other nomenclatural acts in Zoobank, with assignment of Life Science Identifiers (LSIDs) for each, c) links to Genbank accession records for DNA sequences, and d) assignment of LSIDs to specimen records with links to respective records in an online Therevidae specimen database. © Shaun L. Winterton.


Winterton S.L.,California State Collection of Arthropods
Zootaxa | Year: 2013

A distinctive new species of Agapophytus Guérin, 1831 (Agapophytus collessi sp. nov.) is described from Australia (Diptera: Therevidae: Agapophytinae) and honouring the Dipterist Dr Donald H. Colless. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.


Kerr P.H.,California State Collection of Arthropods
ZooKeys | Year: 2014

Megophthalmidia Dziedzicki is a small leiine genus (Mycetophilidae) with seven species described from the Neotropics and ten species from the Palearctic region. Tw o species of Megophthalmidia have been reported for North America. Recent collecting of Mycetophilidae in California and Arizona, however, shows current North American diversity of Megophthalmidia is at least on par to other regions of the world. Eight new species of Megophthalmidia are described here, increasing the number of Nearctic Megophthalmidia species to nine. Included is a particularly atypical member of the genus, M. saskia sp. n., which expands the genus concept of Megophthalmidia. Of the two species previously recorded for North America, only one actually belongs in the genus. Megophthalmidia occidentalis Johannsen, is fully described and illustrated. Te other named species, M. marceda (Sherman) is illustrated and transferred to the genus Ectrep-esthoneura Enderlein. A lectotype is designated for this species. A key to the species of Megophthalmidia of North America is provided. Te biology of these fies is not yet known. Tree of the new Megophthalmidia species - M. lenimenta, M. misericordia, and M. radiata - are only known to occur within small protected areas within the California State Park and UC Natural Reserve systems. © Peter H. Kerr.


Winterton S.L.,California State Collection of Arthropods
ZooKeys | Year: 2010

Stenobiella variola sp. n., a new species of beaded lacewing (Neuroptera: Berothidae), is described and figured from south-eastern Australia. A preliminary key to Stenobiella species is presented. © Shaun L. Winterton.


Rifkind J.,California State Collection of Arthropods
Coleopterists Bulletin | Year: 2014

Cymatodera bellamyi Rifkind, new species, is described from Oaxaca, Mexico and compared to similar congeners. Our knowledge of the Mexican components of the genus is summarized.


Winterton S.L.,California State Collection of Arthropods
ZooKeys | Year: 2012

The Australasian spider flies (Diptera: Acroceridae) are reviewed, with all eight currently recognized genera diagnosed and figured. The panopine genus Panops Lamarck, 1804 from Australia and Indonesia is revised with four new species described, increasing the total number of species in the genus to nine: P. aurum sp. n., P. danielsi sp. n., P. jade sp. n. and P. schlingeri sp. n. Five species of Panops are redescribed: Panops austrae Neboiss, 1971, P. baudini Lamarck, 1804, P. boharti (Schlinger, 1959), comb. n., P. conspicuus (Brunetti, 1926) and P. grossi (Neboiss, 1971), comb. n. The monotypic genera Neopanops Schlinger, 1959 and Panocalda Neboiss, 1971 are synonymized with Panops. Keys to genera of Australasian Acroceridae and species of Panops, Helle Osten Sacken, 1896 and Australasian Pterodontia Gray, 1832 are included. Copyright Yuehua Song, Zizhong Li.


Rifkind J.,California State Collection of Arthropods
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

The following nineteen new species are described: Enoclerus anctus, E. hespenheidei and E. citricornis from Costa Rica; E. boquete and E. opitzi from Panamá; E. skillmani, E. melissae and E. urbanus from Costa Rica and Panamá; E. mcnallyi, E. fibrillatus, E. toledoi, E. boblloydi, E. chamelae, E. mocho, E. albidulus and E. crinitus from México; E. gilli and E. regnadkcin from Guatemala; E. cavei from El Salvador. In addition, E. silbermannii aeternitatis n. subsp. is described from El Salvador and Costa Rica. The biogeography of the genus in México and Costa Rica is discussed, based on life zone and habitat records for 95 species. Copyright © 2012 · Magnolia Press.

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