Smeryngolaphria

Jason G. H. Londt, 1989, Afrotropical Asilidae (Diptera) 18. The genus Smeryngolaphria Hermann, 1912 (Laphriinae), Ann. Natal Mus. 30, pp. 147-157: 153-155

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.1472869

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scientific name

Smeryngolaphria
status

sp. n.

Smeryngolaphria  bromleyi  sp. n.

Figs 4 View Figure , 7 View Figure , 10-11 View Figure , 22-27 View Figure , 28 View Figure Etymology: Named after Dr Stanley Bromley who was first to record the presence of this genus in Africa.

Description: Based on holotype O. Similar to S. pallida  except for following details.

Head: Antenna ( Figs 10-11 View Figure ) brown-yellow but distal part of flagellomere darker brown; scape and pedicel with yellow setae only; flagellomere with oval-shaped

anterior depressed area. Face fairly narrow, face width: maximum head width ratio 7,2: 1 ( Fig. 7 View Figure ). Silvery scale-like mystacal setae narrower than in pallida  but otherwise with similar appearance and distribution. Setae and bristles of vertex shiny yellow. Ocellarium with 1 black and 1 yellow bristle. Upper occipital bristles shiny yellow. Proboscis and palpi brown-yellow.

Thorax: 1 strong yellow notopleural bristle accompanied by 2 black setae; 2 black supra-alars (1 yellow on left side); 1-2 black postalars; ca 8 black scutellar bristles; all scutellar setae black. Wing length 5,7 mm; venation as in <jl; distribution of microtrichia not as extensive as in pallida-cells c, r l, r 2+3, r 5 and discal also with small bare areas.

Abdomen: All terga similar in colour and with short black setae dorsocentrally. Genitalia as in Figs 22-24 View Figure , quite different from pallida  ; aedeagus with moderately long terminal filaments.

Female: 1 paratype pinned together with holotype 0 (captured whilst copulating). Similar to O. Antennal ftagellomere somewhat more attenuate. Distribution of scale-like mystacal setae as in pallida  but normal setae all white. Ocellar bristles gold-yellow. All marginal bristles of mesonotum and scutellum yellowbrown except for 2 black ones on scutellar margin. Wing 6,8 mm long, venation as in Fig. 4 View Figure . Genitalia as in Figs 25-26 View Figure ; cerci distally rounded. Egg ( Fig. 27 View Figure ) (dissected from body cavity) similar to pal  /ida but tiny spines somewhat smaller.

Material examined: NIGERIA: 1 0 holotype 1 <? paratype, Nigeria, Sapoba W 06'N: 5°53 'E], 17.iv.1946, M. A. Cornes, Forest, 6622 (NMWC). Distribution as in Fig. 28 View Figure .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae