oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Studies in African Bombyliidae. IX. On Hyperusia Bezzi and the tribe Corsomyzini
|Article Title||Studies in African Bombyliidae. IX. On Hyperusia Bezzi and the tribe Corsomyzini|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 23, Caris brooke Road, Harpenden, Herts., England|
|Publication Date||Jan 1974|
|Pages||87 - 108|
|Keyword(s)||Ablusus, Amictogeron, Amictogeron phaeopterus, Bombylius or Villa, G. candidulus, G. gibbosus, Geroninae, Hemiptenthes, Saccharus, Spodoptera exempta, Spogosrylum and Varicapillis|
The taxonomic position of the Geroninae is discussed and it is concluded that the subfamily is closely allied to the Systropodinae and the Toxophorinae. These three taxa form a group which may warrant family status. The distribution of the Geroninae is discussed and it is concluded that the subfamily is an ancient Gondwanan taxon; the Bombyliidae of the Canary Islands are of African origin.
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