Laphria serpentina Bezzi

J. G. H. Loodt, 1977, Afrotropical Asilidae (Diptera) 1. The genus Choerades Walker, 1851 and the descriptions of two new genera, Nannolaphria and Notiolaphria, from southern Africa and Malagasy Repuhlic, Ann. Natal Mus. 23 (1), pp. 43-55: 47

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10.5281/zenodo.1472445

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scientific name

Laphria serpentina Bezzi
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Laphria serpentina Bezzi  , [908 p. 378

Oldroyd (1974) doubtfully assigned specimens from Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa to this species. I here present an illustration of the male genital bulb drawn from the only specimen available to me ( Fig. 5 View Figure ). Fused gonopodal setae curved in an S-like manner with distal points pointing outwards. Aedeagal structure very well developed and extended posteriorly.

The male terminalia of the specimen studied are quite distinctive and there should be no trouble recognizing this species. A comparison with the type specimens should reveal whether southern African specimens are indeed C. serpentina. 

Material examined: SOUTH AFRICA: Natal: 1 3, Dukuduku, 22-24.1II.1968, Potgieter & Goode (Natal Mus.)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Laphria