oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Keroplatinae de Madagascar (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The material studied adds a new genus, Pyrtulina, and eight new species, Macrocera caudata, M. luteobrunnea, M. thoracica, Rutylapa bicincta, R. pilimarginata, Taulyrpa stuckenbergi, Lyprauta bezanozano and Pyrtulina pumila to the Keroplatinae fauna of Malagasy. The genus Lyprauta is cited for the first time from the Malagasy subregion while the previously unknown males of Macrocera annuliventris Matile and M. nephrotoma Matile are descriptionbed. The author suggests that most of the subgenera descriptionbed in Orfelia (= Platyura of authors, other than Meigen) should be raised to generic rank, leading to the following taxonomic modifications: Taulyrpa Edwards and Lyprauta Edwards, stat. nov.; Rutylapa annulata (Mat.), R. magnicerca (Mat.), Taulyrpa caeruleovittata (Mat.), Lyprauta brunneicauda (MaL) and L. chambordi (Mat.), comb. nov.

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