oa African Entomology - A study of Afreutreta Bezzi and related genera (Diptera: Tephritidae: Tephritinae)

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Afreutreta Bezzi is redefined. In addition to A. bipunctata (Loew), the type species, it also contains A. hemimelas (Bezzi) comb. n. and A. muiri (Bezzi) comb. n., both transferred from Acanthiophilus Becker. Genera considered to be related to Afreutreta are Cosmetothrix Munro (monotypic, with C. discoidalis Bezzi), and Tarchonanthea gen. n. (with T. frauenfeldi Schiner, the type species, and T. coleoptrata sp. n.). These three genera constitute the Afreutreta group, although monophyly of this group has not been demonstrated. The monotypic Chipingomyia Hancock (with C. manica Hancock) is shown to be unrelated to the Afreutreta group and is transferred from the Tephritini to the Aciurini. Afreutreta bevisi Munro is transferred to Parafreutreta Munro, in the Sphenella group. Other genera that have traditionally been considered to be related to Afreutreta are briefly discussed with comments on their correct placement. Head, wing, and male and female terminalia are illustrated for all species treated.

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