oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Two new Afrotropical genera of Anthomyzidae (Diptera), with descriptions of seven new species

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Barbarista gen. n. is established for five new species from tropical Africa, viz. B. guttata (type species, Kenya), B. pauperis (male only, Cameroon), B. brevifrons (Uganda), B. brachycera (Nigeria) and B. davidi (female only, Zimbabwe). The closely related genus Amnonthomyza gen. n. is descriptionbed to include two new species from Madagascar, viz. A. regina (type species) and A. deplanata (male only). Both new genera are diagnosed and their relationships discussed. They are considered to be closely allied taxa, probably derived from the same stock as Anthomyza Fallén, 1810. Full descriptionptions of all species are given and their affinities discussed. Eggs of three Barbarista species are descriptionbed. All species are keyed and male and female genitalia are illustrated.

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