oa African Entomology - A review of Lamyra Loew (Diptera: Asilidae: Laphriinae)

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



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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