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Apterachalcus borboroides male, body length about 1.2 mm
Taxonavigation: Empidoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Asilomorpha
Superfamilia: Empidoidea

Familia: Dolichopodidae
Subfamilia: Achalcinae
Genus: Apterachalcus
Species (1): A. borboroides


  • Apterachalcus Bickel, 1992
    • Authority for current placement: Grootaert & Meuffels, 1997: 1599
      • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
    • Gender: masculine
    • Original status: valid genus
    • Type species: Acropsilus borboroides Oldroyd, 1955
      • Fixation: original designation [p. 12] [and monotypy]


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  • Macfarlane, R.P.; Maddison, P.A.; Andrew, I.G.; Berry, J.A.; Johns, P.M.; Hoare, R.J.B.; Larivière, M.-C.; Greenslade, P.; Henderson, R.C.; Smithers, C.N.; Palma, R.L.; Ward, J.B.; Pilgrim, R.L.C.; Towns, D.R.; McLellan, I.; Teulon, D.A.J.; Hitchings, T.R.; Eastop, V.F.; Martin, N.A.; Fletcher, M.J.; Stufkens, M.A.W.; Dale, P.J.; Burckhardt, D.; Buckley, T.R.; Trewick, S.A. 2010: Phylum Arthropoda subphylum Hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. Pp. 233-467 in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) 2010: New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. reference page  PDF
  • Pollet, M. 2005: Systematic revision of Neotropical Achalcus and a related new genus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae, Achalcinae) with comments on their phylogeny, ecology and zoogeography. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society, 143(1): 27-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00141.x