Lamyra greatheadi Oldroyd

Dikow, Torsten & Londt, J. G. H., 2000, A review of Lamyra Loew (Diptera: Asilidae: Laphriinae), African Entomology 8 (2), pp. 189-200: 192

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.11279

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Lamyra greatheadi Oldroyd
status

 

Lamyra greatheadi Oldroyd  , Figs 1-3, 14-15

Lamyra greatheadi Oldroyd  , 1974: 100.

Redescription

Based on a male and female from Kenya (specimens in NMSA), this brief redescription augments Oldroyd's original description which was limited to a few lines in a key.

Head. Black; scape and pedicel black; postpedicel clavate, black or orange; dorsal ridge of proboscis with black and white setae.

Thorax. Black; greyish-pruinose mesopleural pattern consists of extensive dorsal patch on anepisternum, two pruinose pleurites anterior to wing base, and an extensive patch on posterodorsal margin of katepisternum; metapleura entirely greyish-pruinose (Fig. 14). Legs. Black with black macrosetae and white setae.

Abdomen. T1-2 entirely greyish-pruinose; T3 grey-pruinose only on posterior half; T4 dull black-pruinose; T5 shiny black-apruinose; T6-8 steel-blue apruinose with white setae only; genitalia black with white setae and black macrosetae in males, brown setae in females. Male genitalia as in Figs 1-3.

Material examined: KENYA: 2♀, 1♂, Nguruman Kajiado dist Rift Valley, 01°50'S 36°56'E, 700 m, iv.1990, IMI Abu-Zinid, alluvial plainsGoogleMaps  ; 1♂, same data but v.1990GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, Nairobi [01.17S 36.50E], 1994, Abu-Zinid ( MRAC)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Magadi [01.54S 36.17E], 830 m, 23.xi.1957, Ross & Leech ( CASC)GoogleMaps  . SOMALIA: 1♀, Abrone [02.28N 41.35E], 24.v.1901, B v Erlanger ( ZMHB)GoogleMaps  ; 3♀, 2♂, S. Somalia , 19-24.v.1901 19.vii.1902, B v Erlanger ( ZMHB)  ; 1 ♀ , Sarigo , 8.v.1901, B v Erlanger ( ZMHB)  ; 1♀, Salatela , 9.v.1905, B v Erlanger ( ZMHB)  .

Material not examined ( BMNH records supplied by J. Chainey): ETHIOPIA: holotype ♂,GoogleMaps  2♀ paratypes ' Somaliland El Rago [06.38N 45.47E] / 8.12.53 /Desert Locust Survey'GoogleMaps  . KENYA: 1?, Northern Frontier Dist. [01.00N 40.15E], Juba River, Neboi , 6.vi.1922, J. O'BevenGoogleMaps  ; 2♀, 1♂, 00°32'N 37°38'E, 14.v.1975, I. RobertsonGoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Galole [01.29S 40.02E], 26.x.1972GoogleMaps  ; 2♀, Tana River [02. 32S 40.31E], Garissa-Bura , xi.1948, van SomerenGoogleMaps  ; 1♂, Masai, Bissil-Namanga [02.33S 36.47E], iv.1951, van SomerenGoogleMaps  ; 1♂, Shimba Hills [04.13S 39.25E], 11.vi.1973, D.J. GreatheadGoogleMaps  ; 1♀, locality illegible iii.1958, B. Verdcourt  ; 2♂, Masai, near Orgasaille , 23.vi.1974, D.J. Greathead  . SOMALIA: 1♀ paratype, ' al Mudugh Prov. [07.00'N 48.00E] / Somalia. 700 ft / 6.45 T. H. R. Jackson'  ; 3♀ 1♂ paratypes, ' Bohotle [08.15N 46.20E], Somaliland, 1903 / Vety-Major A.F. Appleton, 1907-89 'GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ paratype, 'Brit. Somaliland, 20 miles E. of Berbera [10.25N 45.02E] / coastal plain, vi.1949, K.M. Guichard / B.M. 1951-362 'GoogleMaps  ; 2♂ paratypes, 'Brit. Somaliland W.A. Macfayden / B.M. 1929-398 '  .

NMSA

South Africa, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Museum

MRAC

Belgium, Tervuren, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale

CASC

USA, California, San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences

ZMHB

Germany, Berlin, Museum fuer Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitaet

BMNH

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Lamyra