Poecilobothrus nobilitatus

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Poecilobothrus nobilitatus


Taxonavigation: Empidoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Asilomorpha
Superfamilia: Empidoidea

Familia: Dolichopodidae
Subfamilia: Dolichopodinae
Genus: Poecilobothrus
Species: Poecilobothrus nobilitatus



Poecilobothrus nobilitatus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Type locality: not given.


  • Musca nobilitata Linnaeus, 1767: 995
  • Musca joco Harris, [1780]: 157
    • Type locality: England.
  • Musca ludicra Harris, [1780]: 157 [as "ludicrus"]
    • Type locality: England.
  • Rhagio nobilitatus: Schrank, 1803: 100
  • Dolichopus nobilitatus: Fabricius, 1805: 268
  • Dolichopus plumicornis Meigen, 1824: 83
    • Type locality: not given.
  • Gymnopternus nobilitatus: Loew, 1857: 14
  • Poecilobothrus nobilitatus: Mik, 1883: 107
  • Hercostomus (Poecilobothrus) nobilitatus: Negrobov, 1991: 94



Primary references

  • Fabricius, J.C. 1805. Systema Antliatorum, secundum ordines, genera, species: adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. pp.372. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.15806 Reference page
  • Harris, M. 1776–[1780]. An exposition of English insects, with curious observations and remarks, wherein each insect is particularly described; its parts and properties considered; the different sexes distinguished, and the natural history faithfully related. The whole illustrated with copper plates, drawn engraved and coloured, by the author. Printed for the Author: London. 166 + [4] pp., 50 pls. BHL. [Note: Published in 5 decads; BHL includes only Decad 1] Reference page
  • Harris, M. 1782. An exposition of English insects including the several classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or bees, flies, & Libellulae. Exhibiting on 51 copper plates near 500 figures, accurately drawn, & highly finished in colours, from nature. The whole minutely described, arranged & named, according to the Linnean system, with remarks. The figures of a great number of moths not in the Aurelian collection, formerly published by the same author and a plate with an explanation of colours, are likewise given in the work. White & Robson, London. 166 + [4] pp. 50 pls. BHL. Reference page
  • Linnaeus, C. 1767. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio duodecima, reformata. Tomus 1 (Regnum Animale), Pars 2: 533–1327. Holmiæ [Stockholm]. Impensis Direct Laurentii Salvii. Biblioteca Digital BHL Reference page
  • Loew, H. 1857. Neue Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Dipteren. Fünfter Beitrag. Programm der Königlichen Realschule zu Meseritz 1857: 1–56. BHL. Reference page
  • Meigen, J. 1824. Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten europäischen zweiflügeligen Insekten 4, xi i+ 428 pp., 9 pls. Hamm, Schulz-Wundermann'sche Buchhandlung. BHL. Reference page
  • Mik, J. 1883. Die Dipterengattung Poecilobothrus. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 2: 105–107. BHL.
  • Negrobov, O.P. 1991. Dolichopodidae. Pp. 11–142. In: Soós, Á. & Papp, L. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera. Volume 7. Dolichopodidae–Platyplezidae. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest. 292 pp. ISBN 0-444-98731-2 (print). ISBN 9780444599940 (e-book). Google Books. Reference page
  • Schrank, F. von P. 1803. Fauna Boica. Durchgedachte Geschichte der in Baiern einheimischen und zahmen Thiere Vol. 3(1): i–viii + 1–272. BHL Reference page