Emperoptera mirabilis Grimshaw, 1902:81

Ko'olau spurwing long-legged fly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Campsicnemus mirabilis Grimshaw, 1902:81


Conservation Status


Last record: 1907

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Tantalus Peak, O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA












Original scientific description:

Grimshaw, P. H. 1902. Diptera. In: Fauna Hawaiiensis, David Sharp, Ed. 3(2): 79-86. Cambridge Univ. Press.


Other references:

Evenhuis, Neal L. (1997). Review of flightless Dolichopodidae (Diptera) in the Hawaiian Islands. Bishop Museum occasional papers 53: 1-28, 4 pl.

Hardy, D. Elmo; Delfinado, Mercedes D. (1973). Flightless Dolichopodidae (Diptera) in Hawaii. Technical Report, ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS IRP (Hawaii: U. S. International Biological Program) 20: 1-12.

Hardy, D. E. and Kohn, M. Adachi. (1964). Brachycera, Family Dolichopodidae. Insects of Hawaii, Vol. II, Diptera: pp. 13-256. [p. 119]

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Campsicnemus mirabilis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 27 August 2012.

Zimmerman, Elwood Curtis. (1948). 1948. Insects of Hawaii, Vol. I. Introduction, 206 pp. Univ. Haw. Press, Honolulu. [p. 153]

Zimmerman, Elwood Curtis. (1970). Adaptive radiation in Hawaii with special reference to insects. Biotropica 2: 32-38.




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