Leptotarsus general notes

Tipulidae  : Tipulinae  : Tipulini

Leptotarsus is best split and its various subgenera regarded as genera. This is convenient and appropriate for at least three subgenera, Maoritipula, Chlorotipula and Aurotipula, this leaves Brevicera, Macromastix and Leptotarsus (in its strict sense) and also tentatively, the Australian Habromastix to which several New Zealand species should be transferred.

Text updated: 21/11/2015