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Net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) from the Philippines, mainly from Palawan


Zwick,  Peter
Limnological River Station Schlitz, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Zwick, P., & Zwick, A. (1998). Net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) from the Philippines, mainly from Palawan. Aquatic Insects, 20(1), 1-27.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-C8BA-0
Net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) are recorded for the first time from Palawan, Republic of the Philippines. The types of the only previously known Philippine species of the family, Blepharicera apoensis (Alexander, 1952) from Mindanao, were examined; B. apoensis remains incompletely known but is distinct from the Palawan species. B. microps sp.n., B. intermedia sp.n. and B. holoptica sp.n. are described from all life stages. The Philippine Blepharicera belong to the Oriental pusilla-group whose definition is expanded. The pusilla-group is an isolated primitive group in the genus, resemblances in genitalia with eastern Nearctic Blepharicera (of the tenuipes-group) are symplesiomorphic. All life stages of three new species of Apistomyia (A. latiforceps sp.n., A. cinnamomea sp.n., A. truncata sp.n.) from Palawan are described. A single male of an additional Apistomyia species is reported from Mt. Apo, Mindanao but is not identified or named.