oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Subsaharan Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) VII. The biting midges of the Kruger National Park, South Africa, exclusive of the genus Culicoides

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Study of a collection of Ceratopogonidae made in the Kruger National Park, Republic of South Africa, by the senior author and colleagues in 1979 yielded records of 47 species, exclusive of the genus Culicoides, of which 15 species in 12 genera are descriptionbed as new: Forcipomyia hastata, Atrichopogon falcis, Dasyhelea leporis, Brachypogon grobleri, B. hamiltoni, B. krugeri, Fanthamia mennoi, Kolenohelea mira, K. inusitata, Monohelea periucunda, Parabezzia obscura, Serromyia zuluensis, Stilobezzia crossi, Clinohelea insperata, and Dibezzia gideoni. Some additional material is reported from elsewhere in Subsaharan Africa, in large part taken in a light trap at Tzaneen, Transvaal. Forcipomyia (Thyridomyia) kabashae de Meillon is made a junior synonym of F. monilicornis (Coquillett) and a key is given to the Subsaharan species of the subgenus Thyridomyia.

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