Remotomyia longipalpus Londt

Torsten Dikow & Jason G. H. Londt, 2000, A review of the genera Anasillomos Londt, 1983, Oratostylum Ricardo, 1925, and Remotomyia Londt, 1983, with description of a new genus and two new species (Diptera: Asilidae: Stenopogoninae), Ann. Natal Mus. 41, pp. 107-121: 119

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.11581

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Remotomyia longipalpus Londt
status

 

Remotomyia longipalpus Londt  , 1983

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Remotomyia longipalpus Londt  , 1983: 304-305.

Material examined: BOTSWANA: 1_ holotype, 'Plantation / Serowe [22°23'S 26°43'E]; Botswana / Forchhammer leg. / Date: 6.9.1982 / J.No. / day’ (NMSA); 19 , Serowe, 25.xi.1983, Forchhammer, Plantation, day (NMSA). ZIMBABWE: 3_3 9 , Lake Kariba Pimple Island, 1620DB, ix-x. 1985, M.I.R. Hall, Colophospermum Mopane rocky hilltop style terrain (NMSA).

Remarks: This species is variable. All specimens from northern Zimbabwe have cell r 5 widely open, whereas this cell is closed in the material from Botswana. The very long maxillary palpi are a good character for identification of the species. There are certain similarities to Oratostylum  , for example the elongated palpi and the well pronounced facial swelling, but we treat longipalpus  as a species of Remotomyia because of the strong macrosetae on the pronotum and postpronotal lobes, and the strong anteriorly directed setae on T6-7 in females.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Remotomyia