Shamshev I.V. 2023. Review of the Nearctic species of the subgenus Anacrostichus Bezzi, 1909 (Diptera: Empididae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.3: 330–355 [in English].

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.3.09

ABSTRACT. The Nearctic species of dance flies of the subgenus Anacrostichus Bezzi, 1909 of the genus Empis Linnaeus, 1758 are reviewed. A total of ten species of the group are recognised from this region including a new species: E. (A.) spaetensis sp.n. (Canada (British Columbia)). In addition, a new synonym is proposed: Empis laevigata Loew, 1864 =  Empis lucida Zetterstedt, 1838. All species are redescribed and illustrated. A key to the North American species of Anacrostichus is provided.

KEY WORDS. Diptera, Empididae, Empis, Anacrostichus, dance flies, North America.

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