Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

September 1995


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Speight, Blackith, and Blackith.


It is demonstrated that there is no valid basis on which to sustain the monotypic genus Bathycranium Strobl and concluded that Bathycranium should be recognised as a junior synonym of Syntormon Loew (new status). The species Syntormon bicolorellus Zetterstedt (new combination) falls into a natural grouping of Syntormon species with downcurved facial hairs in females. This species and S. luteicornis Parent are redescribed. Distinctions between Syntormonand Parasyntormon are discussed.

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