oa Annals of the Natal Museum - New species of Crocodium and Toxophora (Bombyliidae)

Volume 15, Issue 22
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Since my revision of the known South African species of the genus Crocidium Loew in 1938 members of the South African Museum have collected quite a number of undescriptionbed species in the Karoo, Namaqualand and Bushmanland, of which some are unfortunately represented only by single specimens. These various new forms are descriptionbed below. As a result of these new discoveries some of the diagnostic characters of this genus, as accepted previously by Loew, Becker, Bezzi, Paramonow and myself, have to be modified. Very little is to be added my long and fairly comprehensive descriptionption of the genus Toxophora Meigen in 1938. The discovery of another new species with four posterior cells in the wings instead of the three which up to now have characterized the wings of Toxophora s. str., however necessitates the recording of this fact.

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