oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Subsaharan Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) IX. New species and records from southern Africa

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Study of a collection of Ceratopogonidae made on trips in South Africa by the senior author and colleagues in 1980 yielded records of 27 species, exclusive of Culicoides, of which 17 species in 12 gen­era are descriptionbed as new: Atrichopogon helles, Forcipomyia vesicula, Dasyhelea cellulana, Alluaudo­myia anserina, A. falcata, A. lunata, A. soutini, Kolenohelea luciae, Monohelea makonde, Stilobezzia trilineata, Jenkinshelea distincta, Johannsenomyia angulosa, Mallochohelea aukurabis, M. hansfordi, Bezzia insolita, B. turrita, and Phaenobezzia beni. Some additional material is reported from else­where in Subsaharan Africa. Keys are presented for identification of species in the genera Alluaudomyia, Leptoconops, and Monohelea.

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