Choerades bella (Loew, 1858)

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

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.1472445

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E7026370-FFEE-1E2F-FDFC-FD9D2238F993

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scientific name

Choerades bella (Loew, 1858)
status

comb. n.

Choerades bella (Loew, 1858)  comb. n. Fig. 2 View Figure

Laphria bella Loew, 1858  p. 356 (not Oldroyd's 1974 p. 102 Rhodesian records).

The identity of C. bella  has never been in doubt. Oldroyd (1974) incorrectly labelled a series of C. aureopilosa  males from Rhodesia as L. bella  (see under C. aureopilosa).  The male genitalia ( Fig. 2 View Figure ) have not been properly described. Gonopodal setae small, inwardly directed and appear to be fused for only half their length. Distal margin of gonopod extended forming two processes; one being close to the gonopodal setae the other situated more laterally ( Fig. 2 View Figure ). Hypandrium long and narrow viewed ventrally.

Material examined: SOUTH AFRICA: Transvaal: 4 Pietersburg, Malta Forest, G. v. Son, 3.II.l927 (1 <;!), 1.1928 (3 1 Lydenburg Dist., 1896, P. A. Krantz; I 6, Mac Mac Pools, 20.x1.l975, J. G. H. Londt; I 6 1 <;!, Louis Trichardt Dist., Entabeni Forest, 1.1975, Stuckenberg; I 6 1 <;!, Louis Trichardt Dist., Verakop Forest, 1.1975, Stuckenberg. Natal: I 6 1 Pietermaritzburg, Town Bush X 1.l959, B. & P. Stuckenberg; I Pietermaritzburg, Town Bush Valley, X1.1 976, R. M. Miller, ex Malaise Trap. Cape Province: I <;!, East London, II.XI.,1924, H. K. Munro. TRANSKEl: I <;! Port St Johns, X.l916, H. H. Swinny; I <;!, Port St Johns Dist., Coastal Forest, 16-17.X.1959, B. & P. Stuckenberg; 1 <;!, Port St Johns, 16.l.1970, B. & P. Stuckenberg. (All specimens in Natal Mus.)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Choerades

Loc

Choerades bella (Loew, 1858)

J. G. H. Loodt 1977

1977
Loc

Laphria bella

Loew 1858

1858