Anasillomos Londt, 1983

Dikow, Torsten, 2015, Review of Anasillomos Londt, 1983 with the description of a new species (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae), Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 4652-4652: 4652

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.3.e4652

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scientific name

Anasillomos Londt, 1983
status

 

Anasillomos Londt, 1983  ZBK 

Anasillomos  Anasillomos chrysopos  Londt, 1983 Londt 1983: 284.

Diagnosis

Anasillomos  has been included in the most recent key to Afrotropical Stenopogoninae  sensu Papavero (1973) and Geller-Grimm (2004) with setose anatergites by Londt (2012). It can easily be distinguished from other southern African assassin-fly genera by the presence of strong macrosetae on the antepronotum, lateral postpronotum, and postpronotal lobes.

Taxon discussion

The phylogenetic studies on Asilidae  based on both morphological ( Dikow 2009a) and combined morphological and molecular data ( Dikow 2009b) did not include representatives of Anasillomos  and therefore the taxon cannot be directly placed in the phylogenetic classification proposed in Dikow (2009a). The external morphology suggests that Anasillomos  belongs to the Stenopogoninae  sensu Dikow (2009a) based on similarities to Daspletis  Loew, 1859 and Microstylum  Macquart, 1838 such as the male terminalia with a medio-distally projecting hypandrium (also known in other southern African genera though). These two genera have been included in Stenopogoninae  : Enigmomorphini  by Dikow (2009a). However, only the inclusion of Anasillomos  specimens in a cladistic analysis can place this genus phylogenetically as overall similarity does not necessarily provide evidence as to the evolutionary relationships.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae