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Type: Article
Published: 2015-10-22
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Comparative morphology of pretarsus of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera)

Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia
Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia
Diptera Dolichopodidae pretarsus pulvilli claws.


Forty six species belonging to 24 genera of family Dolichopodidae were investigated to study pretarsus morphology. Length measurements of the fifth tarsal segment, pulvilli, claws and empodium and width measurements of apical part of the fifth segment and claw at the base were performed, and 10 ratios were selected. Researching of morphometric characteristics of Dolichopodidae pretarsus allows the proposal of new taxonomic characteristics.