oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Revision of the Oedaspidini of the Afrotropical Region (Diptera: Tephritidae: Tephritinae)

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The Afrotropical fauna of Oedaspidini is revised. Three genera are recognised: Oedaspis Loew (17 species), Oedoncus Speiser (1 species) and Xenodorella Munro (1 species). Embaspis Munro and Tylaspis Munro are synonymised with Oedaspis. Nine new species (amani, congoensis, hyalibasis, montana, nyx, plucheivora, reducta, reticulata and serrata) are descriptionbed, all in Oedaspis. A monophyletic group (trapezoidalis), containing five species, is established within Oedaspis. Oedaspis auriella Munro is transferred to Oedosphenella Frey (Tephritini). Embaspis inflata Munro, E. pauliani Munro and Tylaspis quinotata Munro are transferred to Oedaspis. Keys to and comments on all Old World genera and Afrotropical species are given. Head profiles of Afrotropical genera, wings of all Afrotropical species, and terminalia (particularly of members of the trapezoidalis group) are illustrated.

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