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oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The missing males of Ramuliseta Keiser (Diptera: Schizophora: Ctenostylidae)

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798

 

Abstract

Ramuliseta is revised to include three species restricted to the Old World tropics. One new species, R. ashleyi, based on males only, is descriptionbed from Sulawesi, Indonesia, although only provisionally placed in Ramuliseta. R. lindneri Keiser, 1952 (Africa), is newly synonymised with R. palpifera Keiser, 1951 (Indonesia). The first male of R. palpifera is descriptionbed from Nigeria; details of marked sexual dimorphism, relating particularly to the head, are documented. A key to the three species of Ramuliseta is presented. The male terminalia of R. ashleyi and R. palpifera are descriptionbed in detail. The placement of the Ctenostylidae in the Tephritoidea is briefly discussed.

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