oa African Entomology - A new species of the worm lion genus Vermilynx Stuckenberg (Diptera: Vermileonidae) from Namaqualand, South Africa

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The distinctive species Vermilynx jasoni sp. n. is descriptionbed from the Springbok District of Namaqualand. Sexual dimorphism in antennal form is confirmed as a generic feature of Vermilynx; the female antenna shows an early stage in the evolution of a stylus. A suite of autapomorphies is descriptionbed for the genus. A possible association of Vermilynx with the Nama Highlands is mooted, and ecological features of the type locality are descriptionbed.

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