oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Schizolinnaea van Emden, an Afrotropical genus of Tachinidae (Diptera) with sexually dimorphic antennae

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



A diagnosis is given for the monotypic genus Schizolinnaea van Emden, 1960. The male of S. mirabilis van Emden, 1960 is descriptionbed and figured for the first time, based on specimens from the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe. The third antennal segment of the male is markedly bifid, unlike that of the female which is unmodified as in both sexes of most Tachinidae. Subdivision of the third antennal segment in Tachinidae is discussed. A tentative suggestion for the development of the bifid antenna in males of S. mirabilis is given.

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