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The Quinkan Bush Blitz generated 1545 registered insect specimens for QM, including dragonflies and damselflies, butterflies, flies, cicadas, ants, and moths. Material was collected from 34 sites in six properties including Bonnyglen, Crocodile, Kings Plains, Springvale, Welcome and West Quinkan. Many collecting methods were used including day hand...
The presence of an anepimeral bristle in Australian Ommatius Wiedemann species is newly recorded and descriptions of seven new species possessing this character are presented: O. aquilonaris sp. nov., O. burwelli sp. nov., O. imaginis sp. nov., O. limbatus sp. nov., O. melasmus sp. nov., O. musselbrookensis sp. nov. and O. radamnis sp. nov. All spe...
The Olkola lands of Cape York were surveyed for selected groups of insects using a wide variety of collecting techniques. Dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata), butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperiodea and Papilionoidea), ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and flies (Diptera) from the lower Brachycera (Asilidae, Bombyliidae, Therevidae, Tabanidae) and hov...
Metridius nov. gen. and types species M. robertsoni nov. sp. with winged males and apterous females is described from adults and larvae found infesting sugarcane stools from near Mackay, central Queensland. A second new species, M. mcalpinei nov. sp., based only on males from near Sydney, New South Wales is also described. Notes on the biology of b...
Neorhaphiomidas Norris, with 7 species, is an endemic genus and the only Australian representative of the mydid subfamily Megascelinae. The genus was for many years considered to be restricted to Western Australia but the range of the genus was extended to the eastern part of South Australia with Paramonov's (1961) description of N. inermis. The ne...
Delias mysis smithersi subsp. n. is described from Karumba and Kowanyama, southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland.
Laphrla nigrocrulea Kirby, 1889 is found to be a junior homonym of Laphria nigrocaerulea van der Wulp, 1872 and is replaced by Laphria christmasensis nom. n. This species is also transferred to the new combination Orthogonis christmasensis (Daniels).
A new species of horse fly, Chasmia queenslandensis sp. n., the first representative of the genus from Australia, is described from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. A key to the Australian diachlorine genera is presented.
The previously unrecorded life history of Hypochrysops theon medocus (Fruhstorfer) from Iron Range, Claudie River district, north Queensland is described and figured. The larval food plant is the fern Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Smith (Filicales: Polypodiaceae).
An illustrated description is given of a new species of robber fly, Broticosia calignea, from Barrington Tops area, New South Wales. The genitalia of B. paramonovi (Hull) are figured, and the female is described.
Three new species of Solva Walker are described: S. atrata and S. melanogaster from Papua New Guinea, and S. laeta from Papua New Guinea and Australia, bringing the number of recorded species from the region to six. The male terminalia of five species are illustrated.
Abstract The lesser wanderer butterfly, Danaus (Anosia) chrysippus petilia (Stoll) (Lepidoptera: Danainae), has been treated as a subspecies for the last 100 years. New mitochondrial DNA sequence data for D. petilia, in conjunction with allozyme, structural, morphometric and pattern characters, constitute a compelling case for its specific rank. T...
Austrosaropogon Hardy is revised and 10 new species described: barbula, celaenops, gephyrion, insulanus, melanops, montanus, nigritibia, palleucus, periscelis, and thule. The genus is distributed in eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island. A key to species is provided.
Neoaratus Ricardo is redefined and considered as monotypic. Six new genera, Abrophila, Colepia, Dolopus, Mauropteron, Reburrus and Zosteria, are erected to accommodate 19 species previously placed in Neoaratus as well as 39 new species described below. The following are proposed as new synonyms: Asilus grandis Macquart, 1848 = A. rufiventris Macqua...
The male, female and pupa of Neoaratus abludo sp. n. from eastern Australia are described, and the male and pupa figured.
Astochia cirrisetosa sp. n. is described from north Queensland, the first record of the genus from Australia.
Fourteen species of the genus Ptecticus Loew are recognised and described or redescribed from Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and a key for their identification given. P. a/bitarsus de Meijere is established as a synonym of P. quadrifasciatus. P. tritus is proposed as a replacement name for P. sa/omonensis Lindner. The new species, P....
To encourage systematic studies of the Australian fauna, using morphological and or molecular data, culminating in taxonomic descriptions and revised classifications. To guide those with little academic training in best practices for valid scientific publication of new species descriptions.