Six species of scuttle fly are reported from caves in Arkansas and Missouri. Five of these are cavernicoles, including the new species Conicera slayi Disney and Megaselia taylori Disney. The latter belongs to the same complex as M caverniocola and a species now recognised as M breviterga (Lundbeck), with which M. spelunciphila Disney is synonymised following recognition that its type series was mixed by inclusion of M. taylori. A key to the cave dwelling members of the M. pulicaria species complex of North America is provided.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2010|