oa Annals of the Natal Museum - A revision of the Afrotropical Species of Tomosvaryella Aczél, 1939 (Diptera: Pipunculidae)

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The Afrotropical representatives of Tomosvaryella Aczél, 1939 are revised to include 41 species. A key to these species is provided. Seventeen new species are descriptionbed: angolensis, botswanae, brachybasis, caerulescens, crassifemorata, flavipes, forchhammeri, insulicola, montana, oligoseta, ruwenzoriensis, singularis, singuloides, spinigera, subafricana, tecta and transvaalensis. T. varana Hardy, 1949 is synonymised with T. propria Hardy, 1949. The female of T. apicalis Hardy, 1949 is descriptionbed for the first time. The male and female terminalia of all species are illustrated. Their phylogenetic relationships are briefly discussed, and a preliminary indication of monophyletic species groups is given.

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