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Jeff Skevington
Containing group: Pipunculinae


This genus was recently erected by Skevington and Yeates (2001). Twenty-one valid species are currently treated in Dasydorylas but many species of Eudorylas will have to be transferred into the genus as regional revisions proceed. The genus is cosmopolitan.


A combination of characters, including those of the male genitalia, are needed to identify Dasydorylas. Use the key in Skevington and Yeates (2001) to identify them.

The only regional revision treating Dasydorylas was recently completed for Europe (Kehlmaier, 2005). A revision of the African species of Eudorylini is expected soon (Földvári, submitted). Skevington (in prep) is working on a revision of Australian Dasydorylas.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

A tribal phylogeny of the Eudorylini (Skevington and Yeates, 2001) includes seven Dasydorylas exemplars.


Földvári, M. 2003. New Afrotropical species from the tribe Eudorylini (Diptera, Pipunculidae). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 95:161-171.

Kehlmaier, C. 2005. Taxonomic revision of European Eudorylini (Insecta, Diptera, Pipunculidae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg 41:45-353.

Kehlmaier, C. (2005): Taxonomic studies on Palaearctic and Oriental Eudorylini (Diptera: Pipunculidae), with the description of three new species.- Zootaxa 1030: 1-48; Brisbane.

Skevington, J. H. 2003. Revision of Australian Eudorylas Aczél (Diptera, Pipunculidae). Studia dipterologica 9:621-672.

Skevington, J. H., and D. K. Yeates. 2001. Phylogenetic classification of Eudorylini (Diptera: Pipunculidae). Systematic Entomology 26:421-452.

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