Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1994


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


Atrichopogon Kiefer, subgenus Rostropogon Remm, is a junior synonym of the subgenus Lophomyidium Cordero (NEW STATUS, NEW SYNONYMY). Monohela ocumare Ortiz from Venezuela is transferred to Atricopogon (Lophomyidium) (NEW COMBINATION). The Holarctic species Atrichopogon polydactylus Nielsen is a junior synonym of A. fusculus (Coquillet), a widespread and common species previously reported from only the Western Hemisphere. Four Nearctic species are described as NEW SPECIES: A. jamnbacki from salt and brackish marshes along the Atlantic coast from Nova Scotia to North Carolina; the following freshwater species A. deyrupi from southern Florida; A archboldi, from southern Florida, Texas and California, and southward well into the Neotropical Region and A. borkenti, from western Canada. The larvae of A. (Lophomyidium) are found on wet wood, soil, and stones in marshy habitats. Adults of A. fusculus have been observed feeding on insect carrion in spider webs.

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