Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Steffan 1971 has been reassigned to the gen. Pseudolycoriella(1)
Explanation of Names
Eugnoriste Coquillett 1896
2 spp. in our area: E. brevirostris
Coquillett 1904 (prob. widespread in NA) & E. occidentalis
Coquillett 1896 (across Canada & w. US)(1)
These sciarids have elongate proboscids
widespread in NA, esp. in the west(1)
Coquillett's description of E. brevirostris: "Eugnoriste brevirostris, n. sp. Black, the stems of the halteres yellow. Head narrow and elongated, about three times as long as wide, proboscis slightly longer than the head, slender, horny, over six times as long as wide. Wings grayish, apex of first vein a short distance before the forking of the fourth. Length 3.5 mm. Halfway House, Pike's Peak, Colorado, September. A female specimen collected by Prof. T.D.A. Cockerell. Type. No. 7944, U.S. National Museum."
Coquillett D.W. (1896) A new dipterous genus related to Gnoriste. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 3: 321-322.
Coquillett D.W. (1904) New North American Diptera. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 6: 166-192.
Steffan W.A. (1968) North American Sciaridae (Diptera). 1. A new species of Scatopsciara
and lectotype designation of Eugnoriste occidentalis
Coquillett. (redescription of E. occidentalis with illustrations) Online Full text
Steffan, W.A. 1971. North American Sciaridae, II. A new species of Eugnoriste from Texas (Diptera). Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 73: 54-57.