Eur. J. Entomol. 105 (1): 27-33, 2008 | 10.14411/eje.2008.003

The wing stalk in Diptera, with some notes on the higher-level phylogeny of the order

Jaroslav STARÝ
Department of Zoology and Laboratory of Ornithology, Faculty of Science of the Palacký University, tř. Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic; e-mail: stary@prfnw.upol.cz

The wing stalk in Diptera is examined, and its structures are re-evaluated and re-interpreted. The non-homology of A2 in Tipulomorpha and "A2" in other Diptera is claimed. Some notes are presented on the higher-level phylogeny of Diptera, especially those concerning Tipulomorpha. The family Trichoceridae is restored among Tipulomorpha, and the Tipulomorpha are re-affirmed as the sister group of the remaining Diptera. The clade Anisopodidae + Culicomorpha + Bibionomorpha is suggested as the sister group of Brachycera.

Keywords: Diptera, morphology, wing stalk, higher-level phylogeny

Received: February 16, 2007; Accepted: July 11, 2007; Published: February 15, 2008

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