Congomochtherus Oldroyd, 1970

Jason G. H. Londt, 2014, The Afrotropical Robber Fly Genus Congomochtherus Oldroyd, 1979 (Diptera: Asilidae: Asilinae), African Invertebrates 55 (2), pp. 333-350: 335

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Congomochtherus Oldroyd, 1970
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Congomochtherus Oldroyd, 1970 

Congomochtherus Oldroyd, 1970: 305  . Type species: Congomochtherus lobatus Oldroyd, 1970  , by original designation.

Diagnosis: The following diagnosis includes characters used to separate the genus from others in the subfamily Asilinae (Londt 2002)  . Head: Antennal style composed of three elements (small basal segment, long main segment and terminal spine-like tip); facial gibbosity only moderately developed. Thorax: Prosternum fused with proepisternum; dorsocentral setae reach transverse suture but do not extend anterior to it; postpronotal lobe with fine, long setae; scutellum with only one pair of marginal macrosetae; anepisternum never with strong macroseta at superoposterior angle, in front of wing insertion; katatergite with a vertical row of macrosetae; anatergite setose. Wings: R2+3 joining R1 proximal to end of R1, cell r1 thus closed and separated from wing margin. Legs: Metathoracic coxa with a single lateral macroseta; metathoracic femora uniformly dark red-brown to black (proximal or distal end may be slightly paler); tibia 1 without an apical spur; alula and pulvilli present. Abdomen: T2 slightly longer than wide; S1 confined beneath T1; male terminal abdominal segments tubular and not laterally compressed; aedeagus more or less straight or with a slight curve; female cerci frequently with short spinose setae dorsally; ovipositor conical.

Relationships: Dikow (2009) included C. inachus  in an extensive phylogenetic study, confirming the genus to belong to the Asilinae but refraining from allocating it to any particular tribe (see discussion below).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Loc

Congomochtherus Oldroyd, 1970

Jason G. H. Londt 2014

2014
Loc

Congomochtherus

Oldroyd 1970: 305

1970
Loc

Congomochtherus lobatus

Oldroyd 1970

1970