The Inocelliidae of Southeast Asia: A review of present knowledge (Raphidioptera)

Authors

  • Ulrike Aspöck,

    1. Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Zweite Zoologische Abteilung, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna, Austria
    2. Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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    • equally contributed

  • Xingyue Liu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
    • Xingyue Liu, Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China

      Horst Aspöck, Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical Parasitology, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1095 Vienna, Austria

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    • equally contributed

  • Hubert Rausch,

    1. Entomologisches Privatinstitut, Uferstraße 7, 3270 Scheibbs, Austria
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  • Horst Aspöck

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical Parasitology, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1095 Vienna, Austria
    • Xingyue Liu, Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China

      Horst Aspöck, Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical Parasitology, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1095 Vienna, Austria

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Abstract

Four new species of snakeflies of the family Inocelliidae: Inocellia longispina, I. bilobata, I. striata, and I. cornuta, spp. n. from Thailand are described and illustrated. A synthesis of the known species of Inocelliidae from Southeast Asia is presented. The questionable heuristic value of the classification of Inocellia, which advocates an I. fulvostigmata group and an I. crassicornis group, is discussed. The detection of four new partly syntopic species of Inocelliidae occurring within a small geographic range comes as a great surprise and infers that Southeast Asia is a hitherto unknown important evolutionary center of the family. (© 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

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