Daspletis stenoura,

Londt, Jason G. H., 1983, The Genus Daspletis Loew, 1858 And The Description Of Two New Genera, Anasillomos And Remotomyia (Diptera: Asilidae: Stenopogoninae), Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, (J. Ent. Soc. South. Afr.) 46 (2), pp. 283-308: 295-296

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.11781

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/506A1E24-E041-BC78-FF73-F4E8F4E65265

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scientific name

Daspletis stenoura
status

spec. nov.

Daspletis stenoura  spec. nov. Figs 22-24View Figs 22-24.

Derivation: Gr. Stems = narrow; oura = tail. Refers to the narrow gonocoxites.

Description: Agrees very closely with the description of D. hirtus  except for the following points:

Head: A11 antennal segments orange. Mystacal bristles yellow-white.

Thorax: 4, supra-alar bristles. Legs: femora yellow-brown ventrally and distally on dorsal aspects. Wings: 83-93 mm long; 2,7—3,2 mm wide (in the northern Cape hirtus  is generally a slightly larger species). Cell cup close to wing margin. Abdomen: d‘ genitalia as in Figs 22-24View Figs 22-24..

Variation: Only minor sexual dimorphism as in hirtus.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Province: 10 ♂ (holotype and paratypes) 3 ♀ (paratypes), 30 km E. Groblershoop , 2822CD, 19.iii. 1982, J. Londt & L. Schoernan, roadside vegetation ( NM)  ; 3♂ 4 ♀ (paratypes), Padkloof Pass ca. 20 km S. Witsand , Dry river course Grass/Acacias, 2822 DA, 17. iii. 1982, J. Londt & L. Schoeman ( NM)  ; 4 ♀ (paratypes), 15 km SE Vanzylsrus , 2622CC, 22. iii. 1 9 82, L. Londt & L. Schoeman, Acacias Grass/Shrubs ( NM)  ; 2 ♂ (paratypes), 55 km W. Vanzylsrus, 272 1 BA, 22.iii.19 82, J. Londt & L. Schoeman, Acacias/Dry Grass ( NM)  ; ı ♀ (paratype), 50 km SW of Kuruman , 2723CA, 24.iii. 1 9 82, J. Londt & L. Schoernan, Acacia woodland area ( NM). NM Type no. 2655  .

Remarks: A species very similar to D. hirtus  but male genitalia with narrow fused gonocoxites quite easily distinguished from those of hiríus. Females are difficult to separate but stenoura  has bristles, especially those of the legs, somewhat yellower than in hirtus  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Daspletis