Books  Zoology  Invertebrates  Arthropods  Insects  Flies (Diptera) 

Bengaliidae Du Monde (Insecta: Diptera)


Series: Pensoft Series Faunistica Volume: 50

By: AZ Lehrer

192 pages, B/w Figs

Pensoft Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #156401 | ISBN: 9546422444
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £74.00 $91/€83 approx

About this book

Language: French with English summary

This monograph reveals spectacular and previously unknown, taxonomic diversity of the new myrmecophilous dipteran family Bengaliidae. The type and sole genus, Bengalia, has hitherto been placed in the family Calliphoridae. Based on a thorough revision and a detailed study of its morphology, Bengaliidae is shown to represent a distinct family phylogenetically distant from Calliphoridae. The new family actually comprises four subfamilies, 12 genera and 70 species, of which three subfamilies, ten genera and 49 species are described as new. All Bengaliidae appear to be associated with ant nests in the Afrotropical and Oriental regions. The monograph is richly illustrated, giving in detail the characters of, and keys to, all the taxa of Bengaliidae. The male genitalia are depicted for each of the new or revised species. The phylogeny of Bengaliidae and its position within Diptera is also discussed.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Britain's Hoverflies

NHBS Price: £24.95 $31/€28 approx

British Soldierflies and their Allies

NHBS Price: £35.99 $44/€40 approx

The European Families of the Diptera

NHBS Price: £54.99 $67/€62 approx

The Natural History of Hoverflies

NHBS Price: £32.50 $40/€37 approx

Soldierflies, their Allies and Conopidae of Surrey

NHBS Price: £17.99 $22/€20 approx