oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Review of the Clinocerinae of Southern Africa (Diptera: Empididae)

Volume 40, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The Clinocerinae of Southern Africa are reviewed and include six genera and 14 species. A primitive genus, Afroclinocera gen. n. and two new species (obesa and pecki) are descriptionbed and the new genus is considered the sister genus of the South American and Australian genus Proagomyia Collin. The first Southern African record of Roederiodes Coquillett (R. bifidus sp. n.) is reported. Two new species of Clinocera (smithi and adesa) together with C. tripunctata Smith are the only species of this genus in Africa and represent a previously unrecognised species-group. The male of Dolichocephala duodecempunctata Smith is descriptionbed, and additional records of other clinocerine species are provided. Keys to genera and species and illustrations of male terminalia are included. The phylogenetic relationships of all Southern African genera and/or species of Clinocerinae are discussed.

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