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76. Family ASTEIIDAE

[Originally] By Curtis W. Sabrosky

The small but widespread family Asteiidae is well represented in the Pacific, especially by the genus Asteia. Adult asteiids are small, delicate, and rarely collected. The biology of the immatures of the family is virtually unknown, although a few species in other parts of the world have been reared from fungi.
Refs.: Sabrosky (1956, key world gen.; 1957, key Pacific Asteia & Bryania excl. NZ spp.), Grimaldi (2009, Fijian spp.).

Genus ANARISTA Papp

ANARISTA Papp, 1972b: 319. Type species: Anarista endroedyi Papp, 1972, orig. des.
Unidentified sp.--PNG (PNG) (D.K. McAlpine, in litt.).

Genus ASTEIA Meigen

ASTEIA Meigen, 1830: 88. Type species: Asteia amoena Meigen 1830, des. Westwood, 1840: 152.
aberrans Hardy & Delfinado, 1980: 233. Hawaiian Is.
acrosticalis Sabrosky, 1957: 35. Micronesia; Belau.
apicalis Grimshaw, 1901: 73. Hawaiian Is.
atriceps Malloch, 1932l: 115. French Polynesia (Marquesas).
atrifacies Sabrosky, 1957: 38. Guam; Micronesia, Northern Marianas.
australis Sabrosky, 1957: 34. French Polynesia (Austral Is).
crassinervis Malloch, 1930a: 232. NZ (NZ).
dimorpha Malloch, 1934a: 191. French Polynesia (Marquesas).
hawaiiensis Grimshaw, 1901: 73. Hawaiian Is.
kraussi Sabrosky, 1957: 38. Micronesia; Guam.
levis Hutton, 1902a: 175. NZ (NZ); NZ (Antipodes Is, Auckland Is).
marquesana Malloch, 1934a: 190. French Polynesia (Marquesas).
mauiensis Hardy & Delfinado, 1980: 238. Hawaiian Is.
minor Malloch, 1934a: 192. French Polynesia (Marquesas).
molokaiensis Hardy & Delfinado, 1980: 238. Hawaiian Is.
montgomeryi Hardy in Hardy & Delfinado, 1980: 239. Hawaiian Is.
nigriceps Bezzi, 1928: 160. Fiji.
nudiseta Sabrosky, 1947a: 55. Hawaiian Is.
palikuensis Hardy & Delfinado, 1980: 242. Hawaiian Is.
pleurovitta Grimaldi, 2009: 41. Fiji.
pleurovittata Grimaldi, 2009: 44. Fiji.
rotundiscuta
, 2009: 44. Fiji.
sabroskyi Hardy & Delfinado, 1980: 244. Hawaiian Is.
societas Malloch, 1933f: 91. French Polynesia (Society Is).
tarsalis Malloch, 1932l: 116. French Polynesia (Marquesas).
tonnoiri Malloch, 1930a: 233. NZ (NZ).
vanuaensis Grimaldi, 2009: 45. Fiji.
vitiensis
Grimaldi, 2009: 47. Fiji.


Genus ASTIOSOMA Duda

ASTIOSOMA Duda, 1927a: 119, 127. Type species: Astiosoma rufifrons Duda, 1927, mon.
melbournense Malloch, 1927h: 445 (Sigaloessa). Australia (Vic).

Genus BRYANIA Aldrich

BRYANIA Aldrich, 1931: 396. Type species: Bryania bipunctata Aldrich, 1931, orig. des.
bipunctata Aldrich, 1931: 397. Hawaiian Is.

Genus LEIOMYZA Macquart

LEIOMYZA Macquart, 1835: 605. Type species: Agromyza glabricula Meigen, 1830 [= Heteroneura scatophagina Fallén, 1823], des. Blanchard, 1840: 629.
nitidula Malloch, 1924f: 338. Australia (NSW).

Genus LOEWIMYIA Sabrosky

LOEWIMYIA Sabrosky, 1943: 503. Type species: Loewimyia bifurcata Sabrosky, 1943, orig. des.
orbiculata Hardy in Hardy & Delfinado, 1980: 249. Hawaiian Is.

Genus PHLEBOSOTERA Duda

PHLEBOSOTERA Duda, 1927a: 119, 125. Type species: Phlebosotera mollis Duda, 1927, mon.
Unidentified sp.—Australia (WA) (D.K. McAlpine, in litt.).

Genus SIGALOESSA Loew

SIGALOESSA Loew, 1866a: 186 [1872b: 60]. Type species: Sigaloessa bicolor Loew, 1866, mon.
hillifera Sabrosky, 1957: 55. Costa Rica; Hawaiian Is [immigrant]; Panama, Venezuela.
insularis Malloch, 1930h: 321. French Polynesia (Society Is).



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