oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Review of the Madagascan Taeniapterinae (Diptera: Micropezidae), with the description of a remarkably elongate-legged new genus and first record of Rainieria Rondani from the subregion

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



An illustrated key to the five named Madagascan genera of Taeniapterinae is presented. Rainieria Rondani is recorded from Madagascar and the Afrotropical Region for the first time. The generic limits of Rainieria and Paramimegralla Hennig are discussed. Stiltissima is descriptionbed to accommodate two remarkably elongate-legged new species (steineri and volcanica) from montane rain-forest in Madagascar. A key to the species of Stiltissima is provided. The genus is probably the most elongate-­legged member of the Taeniapterinae known from the Afrotropical Region and is closely related to Rainieria and Paramimegralla from Madagascar. A single female (lacking locality data) of an undeter­mined genus is left undescriptionbed.

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