oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Three new species of Musca from Southern Africa (Dipt., Muscidae)

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Musca (Biomyia) longipes n. sp. This species is closely related to M. conducens Walker (1859) and M. liberia Snyder (1951) but can be differentiated from them and all other African species by the presence of a submedian av seta on t2, together with a submedian p seta on t1 and a normal proboscis. Male. Length: 5.5 mm. Head: Parafrontalia, face and parafacialia white dusted; interfrontalia dark. Antennae dark except for the apex of the second segment which is narrowly red-brown. Palpi dark. Head 1.4 times higher and 1.6 times wider than long. Frons narrowest just in front of the ocelli where it is about 0.11 of the head width. Buccae 0.14 of an eye-height. Parafacialia slightly wider than the width of third antennal segment. 7-8 inclinate parafrontal bristles, none Strong but strongest in front; ocellars weak; 1 moderate vertical at each upper eye corner; postverticals small. Proboscis slender and short.

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