oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new South African bee mimic (Diptera: Asilidae)
|Article Title||A new South African bee mimic (Diptera: Asilidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *British Museum (Natural History), London & **Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg.|
|Publication Date||Jun 1963|
|Pages||190 - 193|
|Keyword(s)||South African bee mimic (Diptera: Asilidae)|
Some time ago the junior author received among other Asilids a peculiar, unknown laphriine robber fly, accompanied by a bee of the genus Megachile Latreille, 1802, which it closely resembles. Dr G. van Son of the Transvaal Museum, who sent the specimen, urged the junior author to identify and descriptionbe it. When finally identification had proved impossible, the specimen was referred to the senior author, who held the opinion that it represented a new genus and species. After some hesitation in founding a new taxon on a single specimen, it was deemed sufficiently important not to wait for more material; thus the following descriptionption is presented.
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