1887

oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Afrotropical Asilidae (Diptera) 17. The genus Damalis Fabricius, 1805 in subsaharan Africa (Trigonomiminae)

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798

 

Abstract

African species of the genus Damalis Fabricius, 1805 (= Xenomyza Wiedemann, 1817) are reviewed and a key for their identification supplied. Of the 30 known species 12 are descriptionbed as new. New species: achilles, angola, chelomakolon, doryphorus, drilus, furcula, knysna, monochaetes, neavei, sphekodes, turneri, xaniomerus. New synonyms: Xenomyza Wiedemann, 1817 & Icariomima Enderlein, 1914 = Damalis Fabricius, 1805; Discocephala debilis Karsch, 1887 = Stichopogon punctus Loew, 1851; Xenomyza amphora Oldroyd, 1970 = Icariomima coeruleiventris Enderlein, 1914; Lophurodamalis natalensis Curran, 1934 = Damalis hirtiventris Macquart, 1846; Damalis pallinota Hermann, 1926 & Xenomyza taciturna Oldroyd, 1970 = Damalis pollinosa Ricardo, 1925; Damalis brauni Speiser, 1924 = Damalis venustus Bertoloni, 1861. New combinations: The following species, descriptionbed in Xenomyza, are here referred to Damalis: beta Oldroyd, 1960; complecta Oldroyd, 1968; crypta Oldroyd, 1960; dimidiata Oldroyd, 1960; poseidon Oldroyd, 1970; quasimodo Oldroyd, 1960; scutellata Oldroyd, 1970. Icariomima coeruleiventris Ender­lein, 1914 is also transferred to Damalis. Revised status: The following species, most of which had been descriptionbed in Damalis and subsequently transferred to Xenomyza, revert to Damalis: annulata Loew, 1858; clavigera Bromley, 1942; conspicua Curran, 1934 (reinstated tentative synonym of heterocera Wiedemann, 1821); cylindrica Hull, 1967; elongata Hull, 1962; femoralis Ricardo, 1925; heterocera Wiedemann, 1821 (descriptionbed as Dioctria); hirtiventris Macquart, 1846; hyalipennis Macquart, 1846; longipennis Loew, 1858; pollinosa Ricardo, 1925 (reinstated synonym of pallinota Hermann, 1926); pulchella Bromley, 1952; simplex Curran, 1934; speciosa Loew, 1858; venustus Bertoloni, 1861.

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