oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Rediscovery of the endemic South African genus Mediosetiger Barraclough (Diptera: Tachinidae: Ormiini)

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The systematics and biology of the Old World Ormiini (Tachinidae) are briefly discussed. Mediosetiger Barraclough, 1983, an endemic and monotypic South African genus, is diagnosed relative to other Old World genera. A key to the southern African genera of Ormiini is provided. Mediosetiger microcephala Barraclough, 1983, is redescriptionbed, and a first descriptionption of the male and its postabdominal structures is provided; the female postabdomen is also descriptionbed. Adults of M. microcephala were collected from the ceiling of a small sandstone cave in montane grassland at Royal Natal National Park, in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg mountain range.

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