Remotomyia albosetatus ( Hull, 1967 ), 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: 301-303

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Remotomyia albosetatus ( Hull, 1967 )

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Remotomyia albosetatus ( Hull, 1967)   , comb. nov. Figs 35-39 View Figs 35-39

Daspletis albosetatus Hull, 1967: 240-241  

Redescription: Based primarily on Õ listed below. Head: ( Fig. 36 View Figs 35-39 ): Antenna ( Fig. 35 View Figs 35-39 ) dark brown but first flagellomere orangebrown with yellow-brown basal part; microsegmerit well developed, almost as long as pedicel with terminal pit enclosing a small spine (seta); scape twice as long as pedicel, ventrally expanded and equipped with a good cluster of white bristles and setae; ped~ icel quite small with only a few small white setae. Face red-brown, entirely silver pruinose; lower facial margin projecting forward but not in the same way as in Daspšeášs species. Mystax composed of white bristles and setae; bristles about as long as antennae 0n lower facial margin but progressively decrease in length higher up face; setae extend to just below antennal bases. Vertex dark red-brown; silver-gold pruinose, equipped with yellowish bristles and white setae. Ocellarium not very prominent but with 6 strong yellow bristles. Occiput dark red-brown; silver-gold pruinose, equipped with shortish yellow-white bristles and white setae (bristles behind ocellarium not long and sinuous as in Dasplelís). Proboscis dark red-brown with a few thin yellowish-white setae ventrally. Palp dark red-brown, shorter than half length of proboscis, equipped with few fine yellowish setae.

Thorax: Pleura blackish; gold pruinose except for a shiny patch involving most of anepisternum; bristles and setae white. Katatergite with about 7 shortish white bristles and a few white setae. Antepronotum with white setae and yellow-white bristles (none of which are found on lateral extremeties). Anatergite with a cluster of fine white setae. Mesonotum dark red-brown, postpronotal lobes orange, patches of silver and gold pruinescence. Postpronotal lobes with ca. 7 yellow-white bristles and tiny white setae; 4-5 notopleural bristles (I or 2 anteriorly, 3 posteriorly), 2-3 supra-alars, 5-6 postalars, all brown-yellow. Dorsocentral bristles yellowish well developed, extending anterior of transverse suture to anterior margin of mesonotum. Scutellurn with m. 8 yellowish marginal bristles; disc with a few scattered short white setae. Halters brown-yellow. Legs: red-brown with short white bristles and setae. Claws orange with distal third blackish. Wings: d 8,5 X 2,8 mm, S? 8,1 X 2,6 mm. Membrane colourless and transparent in both sexes. Venation orange and dark brown. Cells r5, m 3 and step closed and stalked.

Abdomen: Segment dark red-brown, gold pruinose. Targa with white bristles and setae concentrated mainly on posterolateral parts. ó genitalia as in Figs 37-39 View Figs 35-39 . Fused gonocoxites poorly developed, with a few long white setae at apex.

Variation: Minimal sexual dimorphism.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. NAMIBIA: 1 ♂, Oshikango , C. Koch ( NM)   ; 1 ♀, Kavango, Bagani (SE 1821a), 31viii1971, H3954 ( SMW).   Previously recorded ma - terial: Hull's ♀ holotype was from NAMIBIA: Kaokoveld, Sanitatos, about 85 mi. WSW Ohopoho (ı 8 ı3 BB), 1 4-1 6. vi. 19 5 1, Brink & Rudebeck.   I have not seen this specimen.

Remarks: Collected in April and August ( Table 1 View TABLE 1 ) this may be a winter active species.


Germany, Wiesbaden, Museum Wiesbaden, Department of Natural Science