Novakia scatopsiformis Strobl

Novakia scatopsiformis Strobl 1893

Novakia scatopsiformis Strobl 1893:162.
Kerteszina tunesica Enderlein 1913:27.

Distribution: Palearctic; Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Spain, and Tunisia.

Etymology: The name scatopsiformis refers to this species' resemblence of form to members of the family Scatopsidae.

Comments: This species is very similar to Novakia miloi of the Nearctic Region. Both of these species share a number of derived features such as the reduced medial split between gonocoxal lobes and the form of the gonostylus, including the presence of an inner gonostylus process. They can be differentiated by the form of the gonostylus (in N. scatopsiformis, the gonostylus is elongate).

Relevant literature:
Strobl, G. (1893) Beiträge zur Dipterenfauna des österreichischen littorale. Wiener entomologische Zeitung 12: 161-170.

Chandler, P.J., Bechev, D.N., & Caspers, N. (2006) The Fungus Gnats (Diptera: Bolitophilidae, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae and Mycetophilidae) of Greece, its slands and Cyprus. Studia dipterologica 12 (2005) 2: 255-314.

Kerr, P.H. (2007) Revision of the Holarctic genus Novakia Strobl (Diptera: Mycetophilidae). Zootaxa.


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