n African Entomology - A revision of Millenarius Londt, 2005 with descriptions of two new species from southern Africa and the transfer of Neolophonotus dichaetus Hull, 1967 to the genus (Diptera: Asilidae)
|Article Title||A revision of Millenarius Londt, 2005 with descriptions of two new species from southern Africa and the transfer of Neolophonotus dichaetus Hull, 1967 to the genus (Diptera: Asilidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 KwaZulu-Natal Museum and 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jul 2014|
|Pages||377 - 387|
|Keyword(s)||Afrotropical, Asilidae, Millenarius, New species and Taxonomy|
The genus Millenarius Londt, 2005, previously known only by a single species from KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, is revised. Two new species are described - M. annae sp. n., from the Bongolo Dam Reserve near Queenstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, and M. woodi, widely distributed in northern KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. Neolophonotus dichaetus Hull, 1967, a species known mainly from the Eastern Cape Province and the southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal, is transferred to the genus. New records for both the genotype, M. graminosus Londt, 2005 and M. dichaetus (Hull, 1967) are provided along with a key for the separation of the four known species. Aspects of the biology of the group are summarized.
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