Neotropical Entomology

, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 604–613 | Cite as

The Genus Enlinia Aldrich in Chile (Diptera: Dolichopodidae), with the Description of Four New Species

  • J B RunyonEmail author
  • M Pollet
Systematics, Morphology and Physiology


Four new species of Enlinia Aldrich are described from Chile: Enlinia biobio n. sp., Enlinia chilensis n. sp., Enlinia enormis n. sp., and Enlinia isoloba n. sp. These specimens were collected during a 2013 invertebrate survey in sclerophyll and Valdivian temperate rain forest habitats of the central and southern Chilean Andes. The only other species of Enlinia recorded from Chile is E. atrata (Van Duzee). Photos of holotypes and type localities and a key to the five species known to occur in Chile are provided.


Neotropical micro-dolichopodids Enlinia Enliniinae South America new species Chile Andes Valdivian temperate rain forest 


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Enlinia biobio n. sp.:

Enlinia chilensis n. sp.:

Enlinia enormis n. sp.:

Enlinia isoloba n. sp.:



A number of people and organizations considerably contributed to the success of the survey “Arthropods of Valdivian Temperate Rain Forests (AVTR).” First of all, many thanks are due to Mr. Eduardo Katz Gaudlitz and Mr. Ivan Benoit of the CONAF (Corporación Nacional Forestal) headquarters in Santiago (Chile) who provided MP with the necessary permit to access and conduct the sampling in the National Parks and to export the samples to the home lab in Belgium. We also greatly appreciated the kindness and helpfulness by the respective CONAF park guards (e.g., Angel Lazo, Puyehue National Park) which was essential for the selection of suitable sampling sites. Dr. Wouter Dekoninck (RBINS) and Dr. Mario Elgueta (MNHN) kindly agreed to collaborate and curate the deposited Dipteran material. Dr. Duncan Sivell (NHMUK) kindly provided us with additional photographs of the holotype specimen of Enlinia atrata. MP expresses his sincere gratitude to the Leopold III Fund which provided financial support for the survey. And last but not least, we are truly indebted to Dr. Elisabeth Arias (Berkeley, USA) who not only introduced us to the magnificent country of Chile, but also assisted us in the administrative process. She made this journey an unforgettable experience through her hospitality, friendship, and enjoyable company.

Author Contribution Statement

MP planned and executed the field work, JR described and illustrated the species, and JR and MP wrote the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Bozeman, Montana and Montana Entomology CollectionMontana State UnivBozemanUSA
  2. 2.Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Research Group Terrestrial Ecology (TEREC)Ghent UnivGhentBelgium
  4. 4.Entomology UnitRoyal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (RBINS)BrusselsBelgium

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