Remotomyia brunales, Londt, 1983

Londt, Jason G. H., 1983, The Genus Daspletis Loew, 1858 And The Description Of Two New Genera, Anasillomos And Remotomyia (Diptera: Asilidae: Stenopogoninae), Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 46 (2), pp. 283-308: 303-304

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Remotomyia brunales

spec. nov.

Remotomyia brunales   spec. nov. Figs 40-42 View Figs 40-42 .

Derivation: L. brun = brown; ales = winged. Refers to the brown-stained wings of this species.

Description: Based primarily on holotype but supported with information from paratypes.

Head: Antenna dark red-brown except for proximal half of first llagellomere which is orange-brown; ventrally expanded scape with strong white bristles ventrally; scape and pedicel with fine white setae; microsegment shortish (about half length of pedicel). Face orange-brown with lower facial margin blackish; profile as for albosetatus   ( Fig. 36 View Figs 35-39 ). Mystax composed of longish yellow-white bristles on and just above lower facial margin as well as short fine white setae which extend to just below antennal bases. Vertex dull black (greasy) with red-brown stripe between antennal bases and ocellarium; lateral margins with shortish dull brown bristles. Ocellarium weakly projecting, with 6 yellow-brown bristles; median ocellus twice the diameter of lateral ocelli. Occiput blackish (greasy) with dorsal bristles short yellow-brown with dark brown apices, setae fine yellow-white. Proboscis dark red-brown, stouter than that of albosetatus   , with fine white setae ventrally. Palp dark red-brown with white setae.

Thorax: Pleura dark red-brown, gold pruinose (mostly greasy) fine setae white. Katatergite with ca. 10 moderately long thin yellow-brown bristles and a few fine white setae. Antepronotum with yellow-brown bristles anteriorly (do not extend to lateral extremeties or posterior parts). Anatergite with a group of fine white setae laterally. Mesonotum blackish with orange-brown post-pronotal and postalar lobes; gold pruinose (mostly greasy). Post-pronotal lobes with 5 yellow-brown bristles and short tiny white setae; ca. 4-5 notopleural bristles, 3 supra-alars, 4.-—5 postalars, all brownyellow. Dorsocentral bristles poorly developed, confined mainly to posterior of suture although weakish bristles on anterior margin may be poorly developed dorsocentrally. Scutellum with ca. 10 marginal bristles; disc with tiny sparse white setae. Halters yellow-brown. Legs: red-brown, femora darker than rest; bristles short yellow-white (very short on fcmora), setae fine short white. Claws robust, orange-brown with black distal half; empodium laterally compressed, robust. Wings: holotype 10,0 X 3,5 mm; membrane brown-stained, transparent; venation dark brown; cells rf, and m 3 closed and stalked, cup closed on wing margin.

Abdomen: Dark red-brown (greasy); tg ı with yellowish bristles laterally, all other segments with white setae only (quite well developed on posterolateral margins of terga). d‘ genitalia as in Figs 40-42 View Figs 40-42 fused gonocoxites well developed, longer than paired epandrial lobes. ‘i? with y bristles on each acanthophorite; setae of tg 6 and tg 7 anteriorly directed.

Variation: Negligible.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. NAMIBIA: 2 ♂ 1 ♀ (holotype ♂ and paratypes), Vogelstrausskluft 87 , Bethanien, SE 2717a, 24-29 ix. 1 974, H. 20536 ( SMW, NM). NM type number 2656. H. 20536 is an accession number - the specimens were collected by five SMW staff members (Mokgoabone, Batista, Telje, Balt & Grobler)   .


Germany, Wiesbaden, Museum Wiesbaden, Department of Natural Science