oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Montanothalma natalensis, a new high altitude genus and species of Microphthalmini (Diptera: Tachinidae: Tachininae) from the Natal Drakensberg of South Africa

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The afrotropical fauna of Microphthalmini consists of the widespread genus Microphthalma Macquart and the monotypic afrotropical endemics Cyrtocladia Emden, Amesiomima Mesnil and Montanothalma gen. n. A key to the genera of afrotropical Microphthalmini is provided, together with notes on the holotype of Amesiomima fulvella Mesnil. Montanothalma natalensis, gen. n., sp. n., from high altitude in the Natal Drakensberg mountain range of South Africa, is descriptionbed and illustrated.

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