Thread subject: :: mistakes

Posted by Paul Beuk on 23-06-2006 12:04

paqui wrote:
Yesterday i looked at a book i didn?t pay attention to in a long time:
"Insects, spiders and other terrestrial arthropods", George C. Mc Gavin, 2000

it?s interesting because it?s got lots of pictures (I still prefer chinery, anyway).
i?ve got the italian edition and foundt many "mistakes", probably it?s me who is wrong, here you are:

*page 139: Mycetophilidae: Platyura and Macrocera: --- both are Keroplatidae. I?ve got the Royal?s Handbook of Mycetophilidae (198..) and it says probably Keroplatidae etc could be different families, but I don?t know when they changed

*page 149: Oestridae/Gasterophilidae: Hypoderma bovis --- today Hypodermatidae

Mostly an issue of how families are interpreted. These are two of the four main areas of contention when it comes to family limits (the other two are tipuloids and empidoids).

*page 142: Bombyliidae: Systropus lives in Europe ---

Well, what can I say... :)

*page 144: Celyphidae: they live in America --- my only reference is they are from China and Sri Lanka ??

They are Oriental and Afrotropical: http://hbs.bishop...elyph.html.