oa African Entomology - A review of Lamyra Loew (Diptera: Asilidae: Laphriinae)
|Article Title||A review of Lamyra Loew (Diptera: Asilidae: Laphriinae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 *Mecklenburger Allee 6, 18109 Rostock **Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Pages||189 - 200|
|Keyword(s)||Afrotropical Region, Asilidae, Lamyra and Laphriinae|
The genus Lamyra Loew is reviewed. Four species are recognized, L. greatheadi Oldroyd, L. gulo (Loew), L. rossi Oldroyd, L vorax Loew. A key for theiridentification and comments on their distribution and biology are provided. Redescriptionptions of L. greatheadi and L rossi are given. Laphria nobilis Walker is confirmed as a synonym of L vorax. The genus is widely distributed in the Afrotropical Region, but also occurs in Israel.
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