Novakia simillima Strobl 1910, male

Novakia simillima Strobl 1910

Novakia simillima Strobl 1910: 45.


Distribution: Palearctic; Austria and Spain.

Etymology: The name refers to its apparent similarity to Novakia scatopsiformis Strobl.

Comments: Despite its name, it is actually quite distinct from N. scatopsiformis, particularly in the form of the male genitalia.

Relevant literature:
Strobl, P.G. (1910) Die Dipteren von Steiermark. II. Nachtrag. - Mitteilungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereines für Steiermark 46: 45-293; Graz.

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.

Chandler, P.J. & Blasco-Zumeta, J. (2001) The fungus gnats (Diptera: Bolitophilidae, Diadocidiidae and Mycetophilidae) of the Monegros region (Zaragoza, Spain) and five other new European species of Pyratula Edwards and Sciophila Meigen. Zapateri Revista aragonesa de entomologia 9:1-24.

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

Novakia scatopsiformis Strobl
Novakia miloi Kerr