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Cephalops (Beckerias)

Jeff Skevington
Containing group: Cephalops


Four valid species of Cephalops (Beckerias) are known from the Palaearctic, Oriental, Afrotropical and Australasian regions.


These flies are characterized by the absence of an anal vein.


Aczél, M. L. 1939. Beckerias pannonicus, eine neue gattung und art der Dorylaiden (Dipt.). Dorylaiden-Studien IV. Zoologischer Anzeiger 126:191-195.

De Meyer, M. 1989. The West-Palaearctic species of the pipunculid genera Cephalops and Beckerias (Diptera): classification, phylogeny and geographical distribution. Journal of Natural History 23:725-765.

De Meyer, M. 1990. Revision of the Afrotropical species of Wittella Hardy and Beckerias Aczél (Diptera, Pipunculidae). Journal of African Zoology 104:181-189.

De Meyer, M., and P. Grootaert. 1990. Pipunculidae (Diptera) from Papua New Guinea: the genera Cephalosphaera, Cephalops and Beckerias. Zoologica Scripta 19:403-412.

De Meyer, M., and P. Grootaert. 1992. Pipunculidae (Diptera) from Australia: The genera Cephalops Fallén and Beckerias Aczél. Invertebrate Taxonomy 6:143-158.

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