Review of the European Greenomyia Brunetti (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) with new descriptions of females

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The females of the four continental Greenomyia Brunetti species in Europe are associated with the males, diagnosed and keyed, providing the first association and description of the females of G. baikalica Zaitzev, 1994 and G. stackelbergi Zaitzev, 1982. Colour photographs of their habitus and line drawings of their female terminalia are provided. Greenomyia mongolica Lagtovka & Matile, 1974 is found to be a senior synonym of Greenomyia theresae Matile, 2002. syn. n. The diagnostic characters used to distinguish between Greenomyia and Neoclastobasis Ostroverkhova in keys did not hold up to a closer scrutiny and leave the status of Neoclastobasis as separate genus questionable.


  • Olavi Kurina
  • Kjell Hedmark
  • Mats Karstrom
  • Jostein Kjaerandsen
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Zoology


  • Mycetophilidae, Greenomyia, Neoclastobasis, fungus gnats, systematics, identification key, synonymy, Europe
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-50
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch