Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Correspondence
Published: 2017-05-16
Page range: 291–292
Abstract views: 51
PDF downloaded: 33

Two new synonyms from Tibet (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae)

Canadian National Collection of Insects & Canadian Food Inspection Agency, OPL-Entomology, K.W. Neatby Bldg., C.E.F., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0C6.
Diptera Empididae Clinocerinae


The subfamily Clinocerinae (Empididae, Diptera) are aquatic dance flies, most commonly encountered in fast flowing rocky streams and creeks. The adults often rest on emergent rocks and are rather common in temperate regions.


  1. Brunetti, E. (1917) Diptera of the Simla District. Records of the Indian Museum, 13 (Part II), 8, 59–101.

    Liu, X., Tang, C. & Yang, D. (2014) Dolichocephala (Diptera: Empididae) newly found in Tibet with description of a new species. Florida Entomologist, 97 (3), 1021–1025.

    Liu, X., Wang, M. & Yang, D. (2014) The genus Dolichocephala newly found in Shaanxi Province (China), with descriptions of three new spsecies (Diptera: Empididae). Zootaxa, 3841 (3), 439–445.

    Sinclair, B.J. (1994) Revision of the Nearctic species of Trichoclinocera Collin (Diptera: Empididae; Clinocerinae). The Canadian Entomologist, 126, 1007–1059.

    Sinclair, B.J. (1995) Generic revision of the Clinocerinae (Empididae), and description and phylogenetic relationships of the Trichopezinae, new status (Diptera: Empidoidea). The Canadian Entomologist, 127, 665–752.

    Smith, K.G.V. (1965) Diptera from Nepal Empididae. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology, 17 (2), 63–112.

    Smith, K.G.V. (1975) Superfamily Empidoidea Family Empididae (Empidae, Hybotidae). In: Delfinado, M.D. & Hardy, D.E. (Eds.), Catalogue of the Diptera of the Oriental Region. Vol. 2. The University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, pp. 185–211.

    Wagner, R., Leese, F. & Panesar, A.R. (2004) Aquatic dance flies from a small Himalayan mountain stream (Diptera: Empididae: Hemerodromiinae, Trichopezinae and Clinocerinae). Bonner zoologische Beiträge, 52 (1/2), 3–32.

    Wang, N., Wang, B. & Yang, D. (2015) Wiedemannia (Diptera: Empididae) newly found in China with description of a new species from Tibet. Florida Entomologist, 98 (1), 44–46.

    Yang, D., Zhang, K., Yao, G. & Zhang, J. (2007) World Catalog of Empididae (Insecta: Diptera). China Agricultural University Press, Beijing, 599 pp.