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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: Leucopsina
Species (2): L. burnsi – L. odyneroides

Leucopsina Westwood, 1876: 510

Gender: [feminine]

Type species: Leucopsina odyneroides 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

Neboiss, A. 1971. Australian Panopinae (Diptera: Acroceridae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 10(3): 205–222. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1971.tb00031.x Open access. Reference page.
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.


ZooBank: EA08F46E-DEC6-436D-8963-DE4A8B7F9187

Leucopsina is a genus of small-headed flies endemic to Australia. Flies in the genus are colored black and yellow, mimicking the appearance of a wasp. Males and females measure 9.0 mm and 12.0 mm, respectively.[2]

Leucopsina burnsi (Paramonov, 1957)[3][4]
Leucopsina odyneroides Westwood, 1876[1]


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. (1957). "A review of Australian Acroceridae (Diptera)". Australian Journal of Zoology. 5 (4): 521–546. doi:10.1071/ZO9570521.
Neboiss, A. (1971). "Australian Panopinae (Diptera: Acroceridae)". Australian Journal of Entomology. 10 (3): 205–222. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1971.tb00031.x.

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