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Family ATHERICIDAE Nowicki, 1873

Compiler and date details

2005 - M. Elliott, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Represented in Australia by 11 species in the genus Dasyomma and by a single species in the genus Surigenella. All larval records for Athericidae suggest that the larva are aquatic predators of other invertebrates. Australian species of Dasyomma are found at high latitudes, though little is known of the adult biology. Cascaron and Coscaron (1995) record some species of Neotropical Dasyomma as being haematophagous.

Surigenella macalpinei is found only in northern Queensland and may be haematophagous (Stuckenberg 2000).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Feb-2019 DIPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 19-Dec-2018 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)