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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Asilomorpha
Superfamilia: Nemestrinoidea

Familia: Acroceridae
Subfamilia: Panopinae
Genus: Apsona
Species: A. muscaria – ?A. caerulea

Apsona Westwood, 1876: 510

Gender: [feminine]

Type species: Apsona muscaria Westwood, 1876, by monotypy.
Primary references

Westwood, J.O. 1876. Notae dipterologicae. No. 3. - Descriptions of new genera and species of the family Acroceridae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1876: 507–518, plates V-VI. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.1876.tb01927.x Paywall. BHL. Reference page.

Additional references

Winterton, S.L. 2012. Review of Australasian spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a revision of Panops Lamarck. ZooKeys 172: 7–75. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.172.1889 Open access. Reference page.

Apsona is a genus of small-headed flies. It contains only one species, Apsona muscaria, which is endemic to New Zealand.[2] It is very similar to the North American species Eulonchus smaragdinus.[3]

A second species, Apsona caerulea, was described from Brazil by Enrico Brunetti in 1926, but its true placement is not clear.[3] In a 1957 PhD thesis by Evert I. Schlinger, Apsona caerulea was transferred to the genus Lasia.[4] Because the dissertation is considered to be unpublished according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, this nomenclatural act is not valid.

Westwood, J. O. (1876). "Notae Dipterologicae. No. 3.— Descriptions of new genera and species of the family Acroceridae". Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1876: 507–518.
Winterton, S. L. (2012). "Review of Australasian spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a revision of Panops Lamarck". ZooKeys (172): 7–75. doi:10.3897/zookeys.172.1889. PMC 3307363. PMID 22448114.
Paramonov, S.J. (1955). "New Zealand Cyrtidae (Diptera) and the problem of the Pacific Island fauna". Pacific Science. 9 (1): 16–25. hdl:10125/8835.
Schlinger, Evert Irving (1957). A generic revision and catalogue of the Acroceridae (PhD). University of California. hdl:2027/uc1.x28675.

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