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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: Pialea
Species (7): P. antiqua – P. brunea – P. capitella – P. corbiculata – P. ecuadorensis – P. lomata – P. lutescens

Pialea Erichson, 1840: 160

Type species: Pialea lomata Erichson, 1840, by monotypy.
Primary references

Erichson, W.F. 1840. Entomographien, Untersuchungen in dem Gebiete der Entomologie, mit besonderer Benutzung der königl. Sammlung zu Berlin. F.H. Morin, Berlin. 180 pp. 2 plates. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

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.
Schlinger, E.I. 1956. A revision of the acrocerid flies of the genus Pialea Erichson with a discussion of their sexual dimorphism (Diptera). Proceedings of the United States National Museum 106 (3373): 359–375. BHL
Schlinger, E.I., Gillung, J.P. & Borkent, C.J. 2013. New spider flies from the Neotropical Region (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a key to New World genera. ZooKeys 270: 59–93. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.270.4476 Open access. Reference page.


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Nomenclator Zoologicus

Pialea is a genus of small-headed flies. It is known from South America.[1]

Pialea antiqua Schlinger, 1956[2]
Pialea brunea Schlinger in Schlinger, Gillung & Borkent, 2013[1]
Pialea capitella Schlinger, 1956[2]
Pialea corbiculata Schlinger in Schlinger, Gillung & Borkent, 2013[1]
Pialea ecuadorensis Schlinger, 1956[2]
Pialea lomata Erichson, 1840
Pialea lutescens Westwood, 1876


Schlinger, Evert I.; Gillung, Jessica P.; Borkent, Christopher J. (2013). "New spider flies from the Neotropical Region (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a key to New World genera". ZooKeys (270): 59–93. doi:10.3897/zookeys.270.4476. PMC 3668421. PMID 23730188.

Schlinger, E. I. (1956). "A Revision of the Acrocerid Flies of the Genus: Pialea Erichson with a Discussion of Their Sexual Dimorphism (Diptera)" (PDF). Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 106 (3373): 359–375. doi:10.5479/si.00963801.106-3373.359.

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