Australian Dixidae [Dipt.]
Tonnoir, Andre Leon (1923) Australian Dixidae [Dipt.]. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 58-71.
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Previously nothing was known of the representatives of
this family in Australia except a record of Skuse saying
that he knew three species belonging to the genus Dixa in
New South Wales; they remained, however, undescribed, and
I have been unable to find the specimens in his collection,
preserved pro parte in the Australian Museum in Sydney
and pro parte in the Macleay Museum in Sydney University.
During a short stay in New South Wales and Victoria
and one summer spent in Tasmania, I found five species of
Dixa, and recently Mr. A. J. Nicholson discovered another in
New South Wales, which he kindly gave me for study, for
which loan I am much obliged to him.
These Australian species indubitably belong to the genus
Dixa, as they differ very little from the forms of the rest of
the world; like them, they are differentiated from each
other by mere details of colouration, relative length of
antenna, peculiarities of venation such as the position of
r-m and relative length of fork of R2,3 and chiefly by the
structure of the hypopygium. André Léon Tonnoir (9 April 1885 - 30 January 1940), was a Belgian entomologist.
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