- Allomethus brimleyi
- Allomethus catharinensis
- Allomethus mysticus
- Allomethus rotundicornis
- Allomethus unicicolis
The limits of this genus were recently re-established by Skevington and Yeates (2001). Five valid species are currently treated in Allomethus but some species of Eudorylas may have to be transferred into the genus as regional revisions proceed. Allomethus species are currently known from the Nearctic, Neotropical and Australasian regions.
Characteristics of the male genitalia are important in recognizing Allomethus. Use the key in Skevington and Yeates (2001) to identify these flies.
Support for the genus is weak and it may ultimately need to be considered to be part of Claraeola. A tribal phylogeny of the Eudorylini (Skevington and Yeates, 2001) includes three Allomethus exemplars.
Rafael, J. A. 1990. O gênero Allomethus Hardy (Diptera, Pipunculidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 34:811-815.Skevington, J. H. 2002. Phylogenetic revision of Australian members of the Allomethus genus group (Diptera: Pipunculidae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 33:133-161.
Skevington, J. H. 2002. Phylogenetic revision of Australian members of the Allomethus genus group (Diptera: Pipunculidae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 33:133-161.
Skevington, J. H., and D. K. Yeates. 2001. Phylogenetic classification of Eudorylini (Diptera: Pipunculidae). Systematic Entomology 26:421-452.
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