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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: Lasia
Species (19): L. aenea – L. auricoma – L. colei – L. corvina – L. cuprea – L. ecuadorensis – L. klettii – L. metallica – L. nigritarsis – L. ocelliger – L. pulla – L. purpurata – L. rostrata – L. rufa – L. rufipes – L. rufovestita – L. scribae – L. splendens – L. yucatanensis

Lasia Wiedemann, 1824: 11

Type species: Lasia splendens Wiedemann, 1824, by monotypy.

Vertexistemma Bigot, 1856: 65, 87.
Type species: Panops ocelliger Wiedemann, 1830, by monotypy.
Neolasia [unpublished?]

Primary references

Wiedemann, C.R.W. 1824. Munus rectoris in Academia Christiana Albertina aditurus analecta entomologica ex Museo Regio Havniensi maxime congesta profert iconibusque illustrat. Regio typographeo scholarum, Kiliae [= Kiel]. 60 pp., 1 pl. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.77322 Open access. BHL. Reference page.

Additional references

Bequaert, J. 1931. The genus Lasia (Diptera, Cyrtidae) in North America, with descriptions of two new species. American Museum Novitates 455: 1–11. hdl: 2246/4416 Open access.
Bequaert, J. 1933. Description of a new North American species of Lasia (Diptera, Cyrtidae). American Museum Novitates 617: 1–2. hdl: 2246/3853 Open access.
Evenhuis, N.L. & Pont, A.C. 2004. The Diptera Genera of Jacques-Marie-Frangile Bigot. Zootaxa 751(1): 1–94. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.751.1.1 Paywall. Reference page.
Gillung, J.P. & Carvalho, C.J.B., de 2009. Acroceridae (Diptera): a pictorial key and diagnosis of the Brazilian genera. Zootaxa 2175: 29–41. Abstract & excerpt. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2175.1.3 Paywall. PDF. Reference page.
González, C.R., Elgueta, M. & Ramírez, F. 2018. A catalog of Acroceridae (Diptera) from Chile. Zootaxa 4374(3): 427–440. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4374.3.6 Paywall. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Sforzi, A. & Sommaggio, D. 2021. Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani. Zootaxa 4989(1): 1–438. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4989.1.1 Paywall. Plazi. Reference page.


Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist
Nomenclator Zoologicus

Lasia is a genus of small-headed flies in the family Acroceridae. There are about 19 described species in Lasia, which are distributed in the New World.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

These 19 species belong to the genus Lasia:

Lasia aenea Rondani, 1863 – Chile
Lasia auricoma Westwood, 1848[9] – Brazil
Lasia colei Aldrich, 1927 – Costa Rica
Lasia corvina Erichson, 1840 c g – Chile
Lasia cuprea Rondani, 1863 – Chile
Lasia ecuadorensis Bequaert, 1931 c g[8] – Equador
Lasia klettii Osten Sacken, 1875 i[10] – United States (Arizona)
Lasia metallica Rondani, 1863 c g – Chile
Lasia nigritarsis (Blanchard, 1852) c g – Chile
Lasia ocelliger (Wiedemann, 1830) c g – Brazil
Lasia pulla (Philippi, 1865) c g – Chile
Lasia purpurata Bequaert, 1933 i b[11] (purple small-headed fly) – United States (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas)
Lasia rostrata Aldrich, 1927 c g – Costa Rica
Lasia rufa (Philippi, 1865) c g – Chile
Lasia rufipes Westwood, 1848 c g[9] – Brazil
Lasia rufovestita (Blanchard, 1852) c g – Chile
Lasia scribae Osten Sacken, 1887 – Guatemala
Lasia splendens Wiedemann, 1824 c g – Brazil
Lasia yucatanensis Bequaert, 1931[8] – Mexico (Yucatán)


Lasia aenea (Philippi, 1865) c g: synonym of Lasia aenea Rondani, 1863
Lasia nigripes (Philippi, 1865) c g: synonym of Lasia cuprea Rondani, 1863

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b =[5]

Evenhuis, Neal L.; Pont, Adrian C. (2004). "The Diptera Genera of Jacques-Marie-Frangile Bigot". Zootaxa. 751: 1–94. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.751.1.1.
"Lasia Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
"Browse Lasia". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
"Lasia". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
"Lasia Genus: Information". Retrieved 2018-04-26.
González, Christian R.; Elgueta, Mario; Ramirez, Fransisco (2018). "A catalog of Acroceridae (Diptera) from Chile". Zootaxa. 4374 (3): 427–440. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4374.3.6. PMID 29689809.
Gillung, J.P.; Carvalho, C.J.B., de (2009). "Acroceridae (Diptera): a pictorial key and diagnosis of the Brazilian genera" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2175: 29–41. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2175.1.3.
Bequaert, J. (1931). "The genus Lasia (Diptera, Cyrtidae) in North America, with descriptions of two new species". American Museum Novitates (455): 1–11. hdl:2246/4416.
Westwood, J. O. (1848). "Descriptions of some new exotic species of Acroceridae (Vesiculosa, Latr.), a family of dipterous insects". Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 5 (4): 91–98. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.1848.tb02978.x.
Osten-Sacken, C.R. (1875). "Report upon the collection of Diptera made in portions of Colorado and Arizona during the year 1873" (PDF). Wheeler’s Report on Geological and Geographical Exploration and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. 5: 803–807.
Bequaert, J. (1933). "Description of a new North American species of Lasia (Diptera, Cyrtidae)" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (617): 1–2. hdl:2246/3853.

Sforzi, Alessandra; Sommaggio, Daniele (2021). "Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani". Zootaxa. 4989 (1): 1–438. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4989.1.1.

Further reading

McAlpine, J. F.; Petersen, B. V.; Shewell, G. E.; Teskey, H. J.; Vockeroth, J. R.; Wood, D. M., eds. (1981). Manual of Nearctic Diptera, Volume I. Agriculture Canada, Research Branch. ISBN 978-0-660-10731-8.

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