Daspletis placodes,

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: 293-294

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B9781793-EDAD-4863-B31E-C1200459ADDB

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/506A1E24-E047-BC7E-FF75-F3DCF7F65937

treatment provided by

Torsten

scientific name

Daspletis placodes
status

spec. nov.

Daspletis placodes  spec. nov. Figs 16-18View Figs 16- 18

Derivation: Gr. plakos — anything fiat and wide. Refers to the fiat lateral flanges of the fused gonocoxites.

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

Head: å antenna dark brown except distal half of first flagellomere which is brown-orange.

Thorax: Hind 1 or 2 supra-alar bristles of å often dark brown or black (all yellowish in hírtus). Legs: å with legs dark red-brown except for distal tips of femora which are yellow. Q with dark red-brown tibiae and tarsi (tibiae with proximal parts more orange-brown), femora mostly orange-brown but with dorsal parts dark redbrown. Wings: 8,4,— 9,9 mm long: 2,7-3,2 mm wide. Cell cup closed on wing margin.

Abdomen: å genitalia as in Figs 16- 18View Figs 16- 18. Fused gonocoxites with laterally projecting shiny apilose flanges.

Variation: only minor sexual dimorphism as in hirtus.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. SOUTH AFRICA: Transvaal: 6 ♂ 6♀ (holotype ♂ and paratypes), Soutpan, Soutpansberge , 2229CD, 23- 24. ii. 198 0, J. Londt & L. Schoeman, Bushveld vegetation ( NM)  ; 1 ♂ (paratype), Soutparı, Soutpansberge , 1 0. iv. 1 9 79, L. Schoeman ( NM)  ; 1 ♂ 1♀ (paratypes), 6 km N of Vivo , 2229CC, 23-24. ii. 198 0, Londt & Schoeman, Bushveld veget. and old lands ( NM)  ; 1 ♀ (paratype), SE 2328Aa (nr. Tom Burke ), 2 1.xii. 1 9 81, J. v. d. Berg ( NM). NM Type No. 2654  .

Remarks: A species related to both hirtus  : and stenoura  but easily distinguished on male genital structure. Females are difficult to separate but placodes has dark redbrown tibiae and tarsi.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Daspletis