oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Fruitflies allied to species of Afrocneros and Ocnerioxa that infest Cussonia, the umbrella tree or kiepersol (Araliaceae) (Diptera: Trypetidae)

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Records and descriptionptions are given of species of Afrocneros Bezzi, Ocnerioxa Speiser and Ptiloniola Hendel, and the following new species are descriptionbed: Ocnerioxa cooksoni (Rhodesia), O. capeneri (Transvaal), O. tumosa (Uganda); Ptiloniola rotunda (Kenya), P. edwardsi (Uganda). A new genus, Labeschatia, and its type, circumlineata n. sp., are descriptionbed on material from Nyasaland, Rhodesia and South Africa. Larvae of some species of Afrocneros and Ocnerioxa are known to feed on parenchymatous tissue in the trunk of Cussonia trees (Araliaceae).

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