oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new species of Lampromyia Macquart (Diptera : Rhagionidae) from the Richtersveld

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In Southern Africa the species of Lampromyia Macquart, 1835 divide sharply into two subgenera, Lampromyia s. str. and Vermipardus Stuckenberg, 1960. The latter subgenus is exclusively South African and at the present time contains the following species: promontorii Stuckenberg, 1961 and brincki Stuckenberg, 1960, both known only from the Cape Peninsula; brevirostris Bezzi, 1926, intermedia Stuckenberg, 1955, univittata Stuckenberg, 1960, and basuto Stuckenberg, 1960, from the Eastern Cape Province, Natal and Basutoland. The distribution of these species reflects their relationships, the two Peninsula species being closely allied, the eastern ones forming a separate, compact group. The new species of Vermipardus descriptionbed below is very distinctive and seems to have no close affinity with any of those previously known.

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