oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Diagnoses and habitat preferences of the immature stages of three South African species of the Xestomyza-group (Diptera: Therevidae)

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Larvae and pupae of Pentheria simplex Lyneborg, Microgephyra capricornis Lyneborg and M. stuckenbergi Lyneborg are diagnosed and details of their morphology are figured. The habitats of the immature stages are discussed. The taxonomic separation of the three species into two genera by Lyneborg (1972) was justified on the basis of the habitat preference and morphology of the immature forms.

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