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

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Hesse (1938) descriptionbed Gnumyia fuscipennis, the second species of the genus, from three males and remarked that females of both fuscipennis and of the genotype, G. brevirostris Bezzi (1921) were unknown. Among material received from the British Museum (Natural History), through the kind offices of Mr. H. Oldroyd, are two males of fuscipennis together with a female which is undoubtedly a Gnumyia, thus constituting the first record of a female of this genus. This female is descriptionbed here as that of fuscipennis Hesse; some notes on the males are also included.

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