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oa African Invertebrates - Annotated keys to the genera of African Bombylioidea (Diptera : Bombyliidae ; Mythicomyiidae)

Volume 42, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-5556
  • E-ISSN: 2305-2562

 

Abstract

The genera of African Bombyliidae and Mythicomyiidae (Bombylioidea) are reviewed and new illustrated keys are provided to the families, subfamilies, tribes, genera and subgenera of Bombylioidea known from the continent of Africa and its associated islands. One new subfamily of Mythicomyiidae, Leylaiyinae Greathead and Evenhuis, for the genus Efflatoun, subfam. n. is described. Three new genera of Mythicomyiidae, Greathead and Evenhuis gen. n., for Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n., Greathead and Evenhuis gen. n. for Hesse and Evenhuis and Báez gen. n. for Evenhuis and Báez sp. n., and one new genus of Bombyliidae, Greathead and Evenhuis gen. n. for Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n., are described. Three new species of Mythicomyiidae are described; Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from Namibia, Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from South Africa and Evenhuis and Báez sp. n. from the Canary Islands. Six new species of Bombyliidae are described: Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from Namibia, Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from Tanzania, Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from Tanzania, Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from Namibia, Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from Kenya and Greathead and Evenhuis sp. n. from Sierra Leone. A key to species of Bowden is also provided. In the Mythicomyiidae, Hesse syn. n. and Hull syn. n. are synonymised with Efflatoun; and Engel syn. n. and Hesse syn. n. are synonymised with Becker. The species formerly in are transferred to (Hesse) comb. n., (Hesse) comb. n. African species of Perris transferred to here include the following: (Séguy) comb. n.; (Santos Abreu) comb. n.; (Séguy) comb. n.; (Séguy) comb. n.; (Santos Abreu) comb. n.; (Loew) comb. n. Additionally, the Chilean species Hall is transferred to as (Hall), comb. n. and the North American Melander is here transferred to (Melander), comb. n. The geographical distribution of each genus is outlined and the number of species present in Africa is indicated. Where known, information is provided on hosts of the larvae.

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