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What means eremoneura?
Ralph Sipple
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Posted on 23-07-2007 07:37
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Hi,

Could anybody explain the origin of this term? Neither my books nor Google give any information about. As far I know "eremo-" means "lonely", but this doesn?t help me to understand.
 
Tony Irwin
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The Eremoneura includes the Empioidea and Cyclorrhapha - all of which have reduced wing venation, compared to the Nematocera and Asiloidea, for instance. I suggest that the term Eremoneura reflects this reduced venation - "lonely veined". Eremo can also mean a waste-land or barren area, and this again can refer to the lack of wing veins in this group.
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Ralph Sipple
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Posted on 25-07-2007 07:12
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Hello Tony,

thank you for your comprehensible interpretation!

Ralph
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