oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Lepidopelopia, a new chironomid genus with scale-like setae on the legs (Diptera: Chironomidae)

Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Fittkau (1962), in a reclassification of the world Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae), divided the genus Pentaneura Phillipi (sensu Edwards, 1929, and Freeman, 1955 and 1956) into eighteen genera, all of which he placed in the tribe Pentaneurini. This arrangement has been accepted in the main by other workers such as Beck & Beck (1966), Hamilton, Saether & Oliver (1969) and S. S. Roback of Philadelphia (private communication). Most of the African species belonging to this tribe can be placed in one or other of Fittkau's genera, but a notable exception is Ablabesmyia annulator Goetghebeur, 1935.

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