oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Two new species of Limnophora (Diptera: Muscidae) related to Limnophora translucida Stein

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



F. van Emden (1951), in his important study of the genus Limnophora R.--D. in the Ethiopian Region, illustrates the male genitalia of two specimens both of which he refers to L. translucida Stein, 1913. The specimen from East Africa is almost certainly the form descriptionbed by Stein since van Emden's illustration agrees well with the genitalia of a male which I have seen from Moshi, Tanganyika, the type locality of translucida. The other specimen illustrated was from Mt. Cherinda, S. Rhodesia. I have found both forms at several localities in South Africa and it has become clear that they represent two different species with rather marked differences in their habitat preferences.

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