oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The Afrotropical species of Apotropina Hendel (Diptera: Chloropidae)

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Only two species of the widely distributed genus Apotropina, formerly Lasiopleura, have previously been known from tropical Africa. This paper recognises and provides keys to nine species, of which one is left unnamed and six are descriptionbed as new: A. brunneivittata (Natal, South Africa), A. lachaisei (Côte d'Ivoire, Zaïre), A. nigricornis (Malagasy Republic), A. sigalopleura (Mozambique, Nigeria), A. stuckenbergi (Malagasy Republic), and A. tsitsikama (Cape Province, South Africa). New records and notes are given for A. gregalis (Lamb) and A. vittata (Sabrosky).

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