Camarota angustifrons Bezzi, 1908

Riccardi, Paula Raile & Tschirnhaus, Michael Von, 2018, Revision of Camarota Meigen (Diptera: Chloropidae), with a new species from Uganda, Zootaxa 4526 (2), pp. 221-231: 226-228

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scientific name

Camarota angustifrons Bezzi, 1908
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Camarota angustifrons Bezzi, 1908 

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Bezzi, 1908: 179–180; Becker, 1910a: 381, 410–411 (as synonym of C. “ curvinervis  ”, 1 specimen from Kenya); Becker 1910b: 410–411 (1♂ Katona, Tanzania as Oscinis curvinervis  ; Becker, 1915: 178–179 (reactivated from synonymy); Sabrosky, 1951: 720 (taxonomy, key, 3 specimens from Ruwenzori, Uganda); Lamb, 1917: 48 (1 specimen in Museum Cambridge from Durban in South Africa); Sabrosky, 1955: 309 (1 female from Rumonge in Burundi); Deeming, 1981: 790–793, 820 (three specimens reared from shoots of Panicum  and Andropogon  in Nigeria, key, figs. of terminalia and larva); Ferrar, 1987: 115, 119, 619 (details after Deeming); Spencer, 1985: 179 (cephalopharyngeal skeleton compared).

Material examined: 1 ♀ Kenya, Rift Valley , Ol Arabe Gorge, 18.xi.1988, R. K. Butlin [ NMWZ] (photo)  .

Comments. This species described from Massaua, Ethiopia, the city at the Red Sea today in Eritrea, was long time considered as a synonym of the European C. curvipennis  (as curvinervis  auctt.). But already Becker (1915) recognized the taxon as a valid species. Sabrosky (1951) distinguished it in a key from the Palaearctic species.

Distribution. Eritrea, Kenya *, Nigeria, Rwanda–Burundi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda.

NMWZ

National Museum of Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chloropidae

Genus

Camarota