oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on Ceratopogonidae (Diptera Nematocera) from Southern Africa - II

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The genus Alluaudomyia was erected in 1913 by Kieffer for imparunguis collected by Alluaud and Jeannel in British East Africa. Since bellus Coq. is regarded as a synonym of splendida (Winn.), Malloch's Neoceratopogon: falls away under Alluaudomyia. Carter, Ingram and Macfie in erecting the genus Prionognathus, pointed out that it was very like Alluaudomyia, but differed chiefly in the character of the wing microtrichia. Prionognathus being preoccupied, the generic name was changed to Thysanognathus. Macfie (1924) in a footnote to his paper on some Egyptian midges pointed out that Hoffman had found Thysanognathus and Neoceratopogon to be congeneric. Johannsen (1934) gives Isoecacta poeyi Garrett as a synonym of C. bellus Coq.

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