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Mistake Corrected

November 14, 2012

Today I removed two references from the Bibliography that I had added recently. The first was Aldrich's update to his 1905 Diptera Catalog. It mentioned a Dasyllis ablicollis Bigot 1878 from Mexico. I had not seen this species, and given the date, thought it might be a Laphria s. str. I was wrong. It is a true Dasyllis, or at least it is treated as one in the 1953 key to that genus by Carrera. I removed the citation for this paper as well. I had yet to see it when I posted, and thought it likely that it would comment on the confusion between Laphria s. str. and Dasyllis at the turn of the twentieth century. I have since looked at a translation (obtained from Geller-Grimm's website). It does no such thing. So neither paper belongs. The references for the two papers I removed are listed below:

Aldrich, J. M. 1907. Additions to my catalog of North American Diptera. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 15:2-9 (lists Dasyllis ablicollis Bigot 1878 from Mexico. Mexico is outside the strict coverage of this literature review).

Carrera, M. 1953. Sobre o genero Dasyllis Loew, 1851 (Diptera, Asilidae) [Concerning the genus Dasyllis Loew, 1851 (Diptera, Asilidae)]. Papeis Avulsos do Departamento de Zoologia. Secretaria da Agricultura 11(13):213-220. (In Portugeuse).