n African Entomology - The status and relationships of Munro and establishment of the new tribe Axiothaumini (Diptera : Tephritidae : Tephritinae) : short communication




An ongoing investigation of the taxonomic limits of the Acanthaceae-feeding Pliomelaena group of genera of Tephritinae (= Platensinini of authors, in part: Hancock 2001), has revealed two Afro-tropical species currently placed in Stephanotrypeta Hendel that do not belong in that group. Both are referable to Munro, a genus synonymized with Stephanotrypeta by Freidberg (1979) but transferred here to the Axiothauma group of genera.


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