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Flightless Dolichopodidae (Diptera) in Hawaii

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Title: Flightless Dolichopodidae (Diptera) in Hawaii
Authors: Hardy, D. Elmo
Delfinado, Mercedes D.
Keywords: dolichopodid fly
Hawaiian insects
LC Subject Headings: Diptera -- Hawaii.
Dolichopodidae -- Hawaii.
Issue Date: Feb 1973
Publisher: Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program
Citation: Hardy DE, Delfinado MD. 1973. Flightless Dolichopodidae (Diptera) in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program. International Biological Program Technical Report, 20.
Series/Report no.: International Biological Program Technical Report
Abstract: The flightless dolichopodid fly being described here was recovered from leaf
litter samples collected in native forest on the island of Hawaii, at 5100 ft. on
Saddle Road, 19°40132" N latitude and 155°20 130" E longitude in two adjoining
kipukas. The average temperature in the kipukas is approximately S0°F and the
humidity almost a constant 100%. This report is a part of our work in censusing
the Diptera fauna in native forest litter (IBP-ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS IRP, C-1 Biosystematics of Hawaiian Diptera). In reporting this curious fly, we are directing
attention to the possible effect of the introduction of predators (predaceous ants) and other factors with regards to wing reduction.
A key to stenopterous species of Hawaiian Campsicnemus is also included.
Description: Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.
Sponsor: Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:International Biological Program Technical Reports (1970-1975)

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