oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Studies in African Bombyliidae



Although the genus Systoechus is well represented in Africa the vast majority of the species are recorded from Southern Africa. There appear to be only four species recorded from East Africa: exilipes Bezzi, from Kenya and Ethiopia, mixtus Wiedemann from Kenya, somali Oldroyd from Somalia and Kenya, and vulpinus Becker from Ethiopia (and also Aden and Arabia). However, Hesse (1938) has separated no less than seven distinct forms from series determined as mixtus Wied. by various authorities, and has also shown that it is extremely unlikely that palaearctic forms also occur in the ""Ethiopian"" region.


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