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Phoomyia, a new genus of Dolichopodinae from the Oriental Region (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)
Naglis, S.; Grootaert, P.; Brooks, S. (2013). Phoomyia, a new genus of Dolichopodinae from the Oriental Region (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Zootaxa 3666(1): 93-99. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3666.1.9
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326; e-ISSN 1175-5334
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Keywords
    Dolichopodidae Latreille, 1809 [WoRMS]; Phoomyia
Author keywords
    Dolichopodidae; Phoomyia; new genus; new species; Thailand; Sri Lanka

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  • Naglis, S.
  • Grootaert, P.
  • Brooks, S.

Abstract
    Phoomyia Naglis & Grootaert gen. nov. is described to include two new species of beach-dwelling dolichopodine flies from coastal Sri Lanka and Thailand: Phoomyia srilankensis Naglis & Brooks sp. nov. and Phoomyia thailandensis Naglis & Grootaert sp. nov. The new genus is closely related to the genera Argyrochlamys Lamb and Pseudargyrochlamys Grichanov, and is distinguished based on characters of the hind leg, and features of the male and female terminalia. Adults of Phoomyia are found on sandy coastal beaches often near the burrows of ghost crabs.

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