Contributtion to the taxonomy of some genera of paramormiine moth flies (Diptera, Psychodidae) with description of a new genus Karakovounimerus
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 43: 129-157, 1990
Abstract: Inter-generic relationships of 11 genera of Paramormiine moth flies are
demonstrated by a dendrograin on the basis of both plesiomorphous and
synapomorphous characters; the validity of taxon Lepiseodina End.,
Iranotelmatoscopus Jez., as well as Karakovounimerus gen. n., which is described
here, are proved. Following redescriptions of species are presented: Paramormia
(s. str.) polyascoidea (Krek) – new to Austria and U.S.S.R. (Abkhazia), P.
[Duckhousiella] ustulata (Walker) – new to Iran, Karakovounimerus sarai
(Salamanna) comb. n. – new to Greece and Lepiseodina tristis (Meigen).
Distinguishing notes, occurence, distribution and extents of studied taxons are
added and all important diagnostic characters are figured. Several new
additional combinations of generic and specific names are referred: Paramormia
(Duokhoustella) corniculata (Vaillant) comb. n. and P. (D.) furcata (Kincaid)
comb. n. from America, Lepiseotiina latipennts (Sara) comb. n. and L.
rotttschildi (Eaton) comb. n. from Europe.
Key words: Diptera, Psychodidae, new genus, phylogeny, new combination, Palaearctic, Nearctic, Iran, Abkhazia, Austria, Greece