oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Le nouveau genre africain Apenthecia et ses relations avec le 'genre' Erima Kertész de Nouvelle Guinée (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The taxon Erima Kertész from New Guinea is presently considered as a subgenus of Amiota Loew. The study of the holotype of E. fasciata which, up to now, was considered lost, confirmed this interpret­ation. Simultaneously, it showed that the African species, previously included in Erima, belonged to an­other genus created here: Apenthecia. Five new species from South Africa are descriptionbed so that the genus Apenthecia now comprises eight African species. A. lepidothrix from Micronesia is also tenta­tively included in this new genus.

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