The species of trichophthalma (Diptera: Nemestrinidae) of Argentina

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The genus Trichophthalma (Diptera: Nemestrinidae) was last revised for Argentina in 1939. Since then several species were newly cited or described for this country but no comprehensive treatment of the genus was published. The analysis of our own extensive collections and of the holdings of Trichophthalma at three major entomological collections in Argentina showed that eleven different species of Trichophthalma exist in this country, and that three of these have an unexpectedly ample distribution, including areas unconnected to the southern temperate forests of Patagonia, where all previous records were concentrated. A key for all Argentinean species is provided.




Medan, D., & Devoto, M. (2008). The species of trichophthalma (Diptera: Nemestrinidae) of Argentina. Revista Del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Nueva Serie, (1), 155–160.

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