Coenosia kilembana ( Emden, 1940: 216 ),

Couri, Márcia & Pont, Adrian, 2016, Species of Coenosia Meigen (Diptera, Muscidae) described by Fritz van Emden from the British Museum Ruwenzori Expedition of 1934 – 1935, Zootaxa 4144 (4), pp. 529-555: 538

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Coenosia kilembana ( Emden, 1940: 216 )


Coenosia kilembana ( Emden, 1940: 216) 

( Figs 104–106View FIGURES 101 – 112, as C. rebmanni  ) (junior synonym of C. rebmanni Speiser, 1924  , syn. nov.)

Holotype male seen; in good condition.

Diagnosis. General colour brown with grey pollinosity; scutum brown; postpronotum and pleura grey dusted; frons dark, fronto-orbital plate weakly grey pollinose; face, parafacial and gena silver from certain angles; palpus light brown; fore coxa yellow or partially infuscated, mid and hind coxae partially grey pollinose; femora yellow on basal two-thirds, remainder of legs brown; the narrowest point of the fronto-facial stripe below the base of the antenna; antennae inserted at dorsal third of eye; postpedicel long, about six times the length of pedicel; arista short-haired, bare on apical third; scutellum with both pairs of setae present and long, with setulae on disc; anterior and lower katepisternals about two-thirds the length of the long posterior seta; haltere yellow; lower calypter about 2.5 times as long as upper one; fore tibia with a very long posteroventral seta; hind tarsomeres 1–3 moderately to distinctly compressed; hind tibia with one anterior and one long anterodorsal inserted at almost the same level, the anterior one much shorter; sternite 5 as in Fig. 104View FIGURES 101 – 112.

Male terminalia. Cercal plate and surstylus as in Fig. 105View FIGURES 101 – 112. Aedeagal complex as in Fig. 106View FIGURES 101 – 112.

Notes. Included in the rebmanni  group. Emden (1940) stated that there are probably only two valid species in this “group”— C. translucida ( Emden, 1940)  and C. rebmanni  – and that the other species are probably subspecies of C. rebmanni  . Pont (1980) considered this species as a subspecies of C. rebmanni  . We dissected a male paratype of C. kilembana  and a male of C. rebmanni  and the terminalia are exactly the same. On the other hand, other species of this group that we dissected ( C. ciliventris  and C. translucida  ) have very characteristic terminalia. We are proposing the new synonymy of C. kilembana  with C. rebmanni  , syn. nov.














Coenosia kilembana ( Emden, 1940: 216 )

Couri, Márcia & Pont, Adrian 2016

Coenosia kilembana (

Emden 1940: 216