Revision of European species of the genus Cheilotrichia, subgenus Empeda (Diptera, Limoniidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 42: 249-276, 1987
Abstract: Relationships of Empeda to Cheilotrichia s. str. and Gonempeda are discussed and
the monophyly of this group is claimed. European Empeda species are divided into
two species-groups according to the venational characters . Two new species are
described , C. (E.) caerulea sp , n. from Czechoslovakia and Austria and C. (E.
) mendli sp. n. from Portugal and Sardinia , and 6 species, viz. C. (E.)
areolata, C. (E.) minima, C. (E.) affinis, C. (E.) cinerascens, C. (E.) neglecta
and C. (E.) staryi, are rederscribed, with special attention to the structure of
the male genitalia. Lectotype of C. (E.) neglecta is designated. Detailed
illustrations of the male genitalia are provided for all species treated and a
key for identification is attached.
Key words: Diptera, Limoniidae, new species, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Portugal, Sardinia, Mediterranean, Europe, Palaearctic