oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Review of the genus Acarterus Loew from southern Africa, with description of seven new species (Diptera: Empidoidea: Hybotinae)

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The southern Africa genus, Acarterus Loew (Diptera: Empidoidea; Hybotinae) is redefined to include the following: A. unicolor Loew, 3 undescriptionbed species, and seven new species: A. apicalis, A. darwini, A. londti, A. macrochaetus, A. nigricans, A. pallidus and A. stuckenbergi. Phylogenetic analysis separated the species of Acarterus into a western Cape Province group and an eastern Highlands group. A key to species and illustrations of male and female terminalia are presented. Homologies of male terminalia in Hybotinae are discussed, and a key to the Afrotropical genera of Hybotinae, including Chillcottomyia africana (Smith), comb. n., is provided.

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