n African Entomology - Taxonomic revision of the genus (Loew, 1851) (Diptera : Asilidae : Leptogastrinae)




The Afrotropical Asilidae genus (Loew, 1851) is revised. Seven species are recognized ( Engel & Cuthbertson, 1939; Speiser, 1913; Janssens, 1952; Janssens, 1952; Loew, 1858; and (Loew, 1851)), one of which is newly described from Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania, sp. n. Janssens, 1952, is synonymized with Speiser, 1913. Redescriptions and descriptions of the genus and all species as well as an identification key to species are provided. Distribution, occurrence in biodiversity hotspots, seasonal incidence, and biology are discussed.


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