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The Diptera-brachycera of Tasmania. Part I. Families Leptidae, Stratiomyidae, Nemestrinidae and Cyrtidae.

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White, Arthur (1914) The Diptera-brachycera of Tasmania. Part I. Families Leptidae, Stratiomyidae, Nemestrinidae and Cyrtidae. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 35-74.

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Abstract

The present paper is intended to form the first part, of a general
revision of the Diptera-Brachycera of Tasmania.
The families Leptidae, Stratiomyidae, Nemestrinidae, and
Cyrtidae are dealt with : the Tabanidae, which should properly
be taken between the Stratiomyidae and Nemestrinidae, are
held over for the present for the purpose of further study.
Most of the Tasmaniau species of Diptera that have been
named up to the present time, were described about the
middle of last century by Macquart (Dipteres Exotiques,
1838-55) and Walker (List Diptera Brit. Mus., 1848-55;
Insecta Saundersiana, Diptera, 1850; and Trans. Ent. Soc
.
Lond., 1856-8). A few species were also described by
Erichson {Archiv f. Naturgesch , 1842). In later years a few
species were described by Bigot ("Dipteres nouveaux ou peu
connus," Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr., 1892) ; a single species of
Cordyluridae by Osten-Sacken (Ent. Monthly May., 1881),
and a species of Hippoboscidae by Wesche (Ann. Mag. Nat.
Hist., 1903). Finally some new species of Asilidae were
described by myself in these Papers and Proceedings for 1913.
Various references to Tasmanian species previously described
may also be found in various papers dealing more particularly
with the Diptera of the mainland States, especially
Skuse, " Diptera of Australia" (Proc. Linn. Soc, N.S.W.
1888-90), which deals with the Diptera-Nemocera; Ricardo,
"A Revision of the Asilidae of Australia" (Ann. Mag. Nat.
Hist., 1912-13); and Von Krober, " Thereviden des Indo-
Australischen Region" (Entomologische Mitteilungen, 1912-
13).

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. 35-74
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 05 Jun 2013 06:29
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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