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Tonnoir, Andre Leon (1923) Australian Dixidae [Dipt.]. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 58-71.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 58-71
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 03:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15575
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