Laphria flavipes Weidemann, 1821

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: 46

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10.5281/zenodo.1472445

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scientific name

Laphria flavipes Weidemann, 1821
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Choeradesjlavipes (Weidemann, 1821) comb. n. Fig. 3 View Figure

Laphria flavipes Weidemann, 1821  pp. 238-9 (not Oldroyd's 1974 p. 102 South Africa (Tongaat), Mozambique and Rhodesia records).

? Dasythrix nigrapex Bigot, 1878  p. 229.

C. jlavipes  was described from a female specimen from ¬∑Prom. bon. sp.' (probably Table Mountain, Cape Town) and as my records show the species to be confined to the Cape Province from the Cape Peninsula to the eastern Cape Province I have little doubt that males subsequently identified as C. jlavipes  are truly the males of this species. Oldroyd (1974) places Dasythrix nigrapex Bigot  in his list of synonymy but since the type locality of this species is in Natal there is a strong possibility that this species is not the same as C. jlavipes.  I have not seen Bigot's material; if D. nigrapex  is indeed a Choerades  there is the. possibility that it is C. aureopilosa  in which case Bigot's name will have precedence over that of Ricardo.

The male terminalia ( Fig. 3 View Figure ) of C. jlavipes  are illustrated for comparison with other species. Fused gonopodal setae (4 or 5 in number) are short and inwardly directed. Two groups of well-developed setae lie posteriorly of the gonopodaJ setae. The first group contains two setae the second group four.

Material examined: SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Province: I 6, Cape Town; I 6, Muizenberg, 27.X.1934, G. v. Son; J 6, Montagu Pass, 20.1.1922, Dr Brauns; I <;!, Knysna, 1.1.1910, Dr Brauns; 1 George, 10. X1.1 912, Dr Brauns; 1 Knysna Forest, 1911, Miss Rex; 1 Uniondale, 25.XII.1909, Dr Brauns; 1 Mossel Bay, XI1.1934, R. E. Turner; 1 Mountains, W. of Humansdorp, 14.X.1959, B. & P. Stuckenberg; 2 Storms River Pass, Tsitsikama Area, 8.XII.1967, B. & P. Stuckenberg; I Van Staden's River, 1924, Dr Brauns; 1 Willowmore, 1.1908, Dr Brauns; 1 Cradock, 28.XI.l968, J. G. H. Londt. (All specimens in Natal Mus.)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Laphria

Loc

Laphria flavipes Weidemann, 1821

J. G. H. Loodt 1977

1977
Loc

Dasythrix nigrapex

Bigot 1878

1878
Loc

Laphria flavipes

Weidemann 1821

1821