Afroestricus variabilis (Engel)

Scarbrough Table Of Contents, Aubrey G., 2005, Afroestricus, a new Afrotropical Ommatine (Diptera: Asilidae) genus with twenty species and two species groups, Zootaxa 1041 (1), pp. 1-76 : 49-57

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Afroestricus variabilis (Engel)
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Afroestricus variabilis (Engel)  

Figs. 131–140 View FIGURES 131–140 , 195

Ommatius variabilis Engel. 1929: 158   comb. n. Hull 1962: 436; Oldroyd 1974: 135, 1980: 348. Ommatius munroi Bromley. 1936: 127   syn. n. Hull 1962: 436; Oldroyd 1980: 347.

Ommatius bevisi Bromley. 1947: 113   syn. n. Hull 1962: 435; Oldroyd 1980: 347.

Redescription, male. Brown, yellow to yellowish­gray tomentose, setae brown. Measurements, body 12.1–20.6 mm; wing 8.8–11.6 mm. Head: Face moderately gibbose with mostly yellow vestiture, dorsal setae brown, 6 to 8 brown bristles in two vertical rows present; FHWR 1.0: 4.0–1.0:4.3. Palps yellow setose. Antenna, frons, and ocellar tubercle brown setose. Flagellum slightly longer than scape; FWLR 1.0:2.6–1.0:2.9. Frons with setae longer than scape. Ocellar setae subequal to combined length of three antennal segments. Dorsal postocular bristles dark brown, erect, and stout; apex at or just anterior to eye margin.

Thorax: Pronotum with dark brown bristles. Mesonotum with two paramedial lines and two lateral spots brownish tomentose, tomentum elsewhere slightly brownish­gray to gray; vestiture dark brown, sparse whitish setae laterally and between dorsocentrals posteriorly; four lateral and two to three dorsocentral bristles present, latter bristles well posterior of transverse suture, thinner and shorter dorsocentrals extend forward to apical 1/ 3 of mesonotum. Scutellum pale yellowish­gray, whitish setose, with preapical groove and two dark brown marginal bristles. Pleuron yellowish­gray tomentose, anepimeral bristle pale or brown. Halter yellow.

Wing: As in Fig. 3a View FIGURES 3–4 . Cell m 1 WR 1.0:3.1:2.9–1.0:3.3:3.2.

Leg: Coxae and trochanters brown, former yellowish­gray tomentose with pale vestiture. Femora and tibiae yellow except narrow apex of middle and hind femora and tibiae usually brown; vestiture mostly pale, brown setae dorsally and stout bristles mostly or entirely dark brown; setae ventrally, pale, abundant, and unusually long; HFWLR 1.0:3.9–1.0:4.1. Tibiae with lateral bristles mostly yellow. Hind tibia without apical spine. Tarsi mostly yellow, apical 1/2 of apical tarsomere and apex of basal four tarsomeres brown; bristles mostly brown, sparse yellow bristles present laterally.

Abdomen: Blackish basally, brown apically; tomentum mostly yellowish with yellowish vestiture; terga mostly brownish tomentose dorsally with at least sparse blackish setae, abundant on apical terga; stout bristles sparse.

Terminalia ( Figs. 131–136 View FIGURES 131–140 ): Usually brown basally, apically brownish­yellow to yellow. Epandrium with deep dorsoapical notch. Gonostylus distinctive. Distiphallus horizontal, wide apically; epiphallus narrow dorsally. Hypandrium wide apically.

Female. Measurements, body 19.0–22.0 mm; wing 11.8–17.0 mm; FHWR 1.0:4.0– 1.0:4.2; FWLR 1.0:2.3–1.0:3.2; m 1 WR 1.0:3.6:3.7–1.0:4.1:3.9; HFWLR 1.0:4.7–1.0:4.9. Head: Face and frons yellow tomentose. Longest ocellar setae only slightly longer than scape and pedicel combined. Legs: Fore and middle femora with sparse long pale setae ventrally, mostly aligned in row. Fore and middle tibiae with mixed blackish and yellow bristles laterally. Hind tarsi with only blackish bristles. Abdomen: Apical segments with stout yellow or black bristles. Terminalia ( Figs. 137–140 View FIGURES 131–140 ): Tergum 8 entirely sclerotized, medially 1/3 as long cercus medially. Sternum 8 with thin bristles laterally. Spermatheca slightly wider apically than basally. Genital fork distinctive.

Type specimens examined. SOUTH AFRICA: 1 F [type Ommatius   . variabilis Engel   ], Engl O. 12 ~ Piet Retief [27°00’S 30°48’E], Transvaal, 15.iii.1918 ~ Dr Brauns Coll ~ Sammlung E. Engel ~ blank red label (ZSMC); 1 M [holotype O. munroi Bromley   ], Pretoria [25°43’S 28°16’E], Lynwood, 26.ii.1917. H.K. Monro (NMSA); 1 F [paratype O. munroi Bromley   ], Pretoria [25°43’S 28°16’E], 25.xii.1912, H.K. Monro (NMSA); 1 M [paratype O. munroi Bromley   ], Verulam [29°39’S 31°08’E], 31.xii.15, ex Janse (NMSA); 1 M [paratype O. munroi Bromley   ], Rietspruit [28°22’00”S 27°23’55”E], Marico, Transvaal, i.1918 (NMSA); 1 F [paratype O. munroi Bromley   ], New Hanover [29°23’S 30°32’E], Natal, 2.i.1913 (NMSA); 1 F [paratype O. munroi Bromley   ], New Hanover [29°23’S 30°32’E], Natal, 20.xi.1914, C.B. Hardenberg (NMSA); 2 F [paratype O. munroi Bromley   ], Potchefstroom [26°45’57”S 27°10’27”E], 24–25.i.1911 (NMSA); 1 F, 3020 ~ Rietspruit [28°22’00”S 27°23’55”E], Transvaal, 15.ii.1918, Dr. Brauns (USNM); 1 M [red labeled paratype O. munroi Bromley   ] Verulam [29°39’S 31°08’E], 31.xii.15, ex Janse (USNM); 1 F [red labeled paratype O. munroi Bromley   ] Pretoria [25°43’S 28°16’E], 18.i.13, H. K. Munro (USNM).

Additional material. MOZAMBIQUE: 3 F, Prov. De Gorongoza , Tendos du Sungoue, et R1   y Vunduzi (Alt 40 m), 1907, G. Vasse ( MNHN)   . SOUTH AFRICA: 2 M, 2 F, South Africa : 2327DB, Transvaal, Ellisras [=Lephalale, 23°7’S 27°7’E], 30.i.1978 JGH GoogleMaps   Londt, grass near trees on Mokolo river banks ( NMSA); 1 M, 2 F, South Africa: 2428 BB   , Transv. [Transvaal], Drummondlea, 9 km S. Potgietersrus [=Mokopane, ca. 24°09’S 29°04’E], 28.i.1978 JGH GoogleMaps   Londt, grass under trees ( NMSA); 2 M, 3 F, South Africa : Natal, Empangeni [28°49’39”S 31°59’18”E] area, 28455 3155E, 8–10.xi.86, P. Reavell, 110 m ( NMSA); 1 M, same data except Sewage FM GoogleMaps   ; open dense grass, nr. stream in Ipomea, 30.xii.84 ( NMSA); 1 M, South Africa : 2429 CC   , Transvaal , Elands [31°48’S 26°09’E], River N. Marble Hall, 24.i.1978, JGH GoogleMaps   Londt , grassveld nr. River ( NMSA); 1 M, 1 F, South Africa : Natal , Eshowe Glinze Forest : Mpushini , 3125E 2850S, 24.iii.85; 2–84, B. Digby, 520 m, Forest clearning, light ( NMSA); 1 F, South Africa : Natal , Empangeni Addison Pk, 2830S 3145E 28.xii.85, P.E. Reavell 135 m, dense grass near bush ( NMSA); 3 F, Pietermaritzburg [29°36’S 30°23’E] 2930 Cb, 19.iii.1978 JGH GoogleMaps   Londt ( NMSA); 2 F, Sth [South] Africa : Transvaal, Johannesburg [26°09’34”S 28°04’21”E], 2628 Aa, Highlands N., 7.iii.1982, R GoogleMaps   . Elferink ( NMSA); 3 F, South Africa : 2429AA, Transvaal, 20 km NE of Potgietersrus Rd. to Makapaus Mts. 27.i.78, JGH   Londt, long grass under tree nr. River ( NMSA); 1 F, South Africa : Natal, 5 km SE Ashburton, 13.i.1980, 2930 Cb, R   . Miller and P. Stabbins, grassland ( NMSA); 1 M, [South Africa] Harte Beesport , 19.x.85, A. Schoppe ( NMSA); 1 M, Nhlauini River, Ixopo Dist. [30°09’S 30°05’E], Natal, S. [South] Africa 17.iii.1957, B. R GoogleMaps   . Stuckenberg , (id. Oldroyd , variabilis   ) ( NMSA); 1 M, 2 F, S. Africa: OFS # 6, 36 km E. Bultfontein, 28°23’S 26°29’E, 1350 M, ii–iii.1991, nr. Vet River Branch, Whittington and Londt ( NMSA); 4 F, Apd on grass, 6.379 [6.iii.79] 5:30 pm ( NMSA); 1 M, Natal, 25 km E. Loumsburg, 20.ii.1979 2731DA, J.D.H. Londt, grassy area near river ( NMSA); 1 M, Natal: Weenen [28°52’S 30°05’E], i.1925, H.P. Thomasset [male terminalia, slide 50] ( BMNH); 1 M, Nylstroom [=Modimolle, 24°42’S 28°24’E], 16– 31.xii.21 G.P.F.v. Dam ( USNM); 1 F, Mmbilo, Durban [29°48’S 31°00’E] NTL, 27.xii.26, L. Bevis ( BMNH); 1 F, SOUTH AFRICA GoogleMaps   Transvaal, 10 km S.W. of Naboomaprell, Habitat: Burkes Savannah, December 1­1587 W. Miller ( FSCA)   . ZAMBIA: 1 F, Rhodesa du Nord, Haut Zambéze, Lealui, 1919, V   . Ellenberger ( MNHN). 1 M, Zambéze , Sijal , i.1929, P. Lesne ( MNHN); 1 F, Rhodesia de Nord, Haut Zambéze, Léalui, 1919, V   . Ellenberger ( MNHN); 1 F, Zambéze , Tambara, ii.1929, P. Lesne 1929 ( MNHN)   .

Distribution ( Tables 1, 2; Fig. 195). Known from locations in Northern South Africa, Zambia, and Mozambique; captured from 40 to 1350 meters in grassveld situations near rivers and under trees from November to March.

Remarks. Afroestricus variabilis   is distinguished from congeners with yellow femora by the characters in the key and those of the terminalia ( Figs. 131–140 View FIGURES 131–140 ). Additionally, it differs from A. chiastoneurus   by the yellow femora and terminalia, especially the shorter median margins of the gonocoxite. The femora are black and the median process is quite long in A. chiastoneurus   .

Engels type series of variabilis   consisted of three specimens, a male with yellow femora from Congo and a male with black femora and a female with yellow femora from South Africa. Unfortunately , the two males cannot be located [neither are in ZSMC or SMNS which house Engels specimens]. The South African female, in excellent condition, is in the ZSMC. To stabilize the name and concept of the species, the female is selected lectotype   .

Bromley (1936) suggested that the type series of O. variabilis   included two species but did not resolve the status of that species. He then described Ommatius senex   and O. monroi   from South Africa, one of the type localities of O. variabilis   . The former have black femora whereas they are yellow in the latter species. Later, he described O. bevisi   from South Africa that also have yellow femora, distinguishing it from O. munroi   on color patterns, i.e. the apices of the tibiae and the bases of the male terminalia were brown in O. munroi   whereas they are yellow in O. bevisi (Bromley 1946)   . This study agrees with Bromley in that the type series of O. variabilis   consists of two species. Futhermore, a comparison of the terminalia of specimens with yellow femora from South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo with specimens carrying Engels identification [ O. variabilis   ] labels and Bromleys [ O. munroi   and O. bevisi   ] labels are identical. Thus, O. variabilis   , O. munroi   and O. bevisi   are conspecific. Since O. variabilis   was described in 1929 and the other two in 1936 and 1947, the latter has priority and is the name of the species. Ommatius munroi   and O. bevisi   are here declared new synonmyns of O. variabilis   .

Afroestricus varipes (Curran)  

Figs. 141–150 View FIGURES 141–150 , 195

Ommatius varipes Curran 1927:14   comb. n. Hull 1962: 436; Oldroyd 1980: 348.

Ommatius garambensis Oldroyd 1970: 323   s yn. n. Hull 1962: 435; Oldroyd 1980: 347.

Redescription, male. Black. Measurements, body 12.4–16.8 mm; wing 9.6–12.8 mm. Head: Face brownish­yellow to yellow tomentose; vestiture mostly white on lower 1/3 of face, sparse dorsally, mostly to entirely black setose; FHWR 1.0:3.7–1.0:4.5. Antenna black with longest ventral seta as long as scape; flagellum 1.5X as long as scape, FWLR 1.0:2.3–1.0:3.7. Frons yellowish­brown to yellow tomentose; setae slightly longer than scape. Occiput mostly gray tomentose, more yellow dorsally; setae mostly yellow and white, scattered black setae dorsally; a row of 12 to 13 short, thick, black postocular bristles extending to or just beyond midlateral margin of eye; bristles slightly curved forward, tips just above posterior margin of eye.

Thorax: Pronotum brown tomentose dorsally, all bristles black. Mesonotum mostly brown tomentose dorsally, often two brown paramedial tomentose stripes and two brown spots laterally; tomentum yellowish­gray laterally; vestiture mostly black, anterior setae short and thin, as long as scape, setae longer between rows of dorsocentral bristles along sides; four lateral and five to six dorsocentral bristles present, latter bristles extend forward to or just beyond transverse suture. Scutellum yellowish­gray to yellow tomentose with short, mixed yellow and black or only black setae; two black marginal bristles and prominent preapical groove present. Pleuron mostly yellowish­gray tomentose, anteriorly yellowish­brown to brown; mostly yellow setae present; anepisternite, sometimes katepisternite, with scattered black setae; bristles black. Halter knob yellow to red.

Wing: As Fig. 3a View FIGURES 3–4 except as follows. Cell r 1 narrowed apically, moderately pointed, vein R 2+3 evenly curved forward. Cell r 4 with base at apex of cell d; r­m crossvein about twice as long as CuA 1 +M 3. Cell m 1 WR 1.0:3.1.0:3.0–1.0:3.6:3.3.

Leg: Coxae and trochanters black, yellowish­gray tomentose, yellowish setae. Femora largely black, usually yellowish­brown to red dorsally; fore and middle femora anteriorly with only narrow black stripe; basal 1/2 of femora ventrally with long, yellow or mixed yellow and black setae, setae especially long below fore and middle femora; most or all bristles black. Hind femur with mostly black bristles, basal bristles often yellow; posteroventral row of bristles curved slightly posteriorly; HFWLR 1.0:4.6–1.0:5.0. Tibiae largely yellow, apices black; hind tibia anteriorly partly black; most or all bristles black; hind tibia without flat, spur­like, apical bristle. Basal three tarsomeres of fore and middle tarsi and basal tarsomere of hind tarsus yellow, sometimes reddish­yellow with black apices; remaining tarsomeres black with narrow bases yellow; fore and middle tarsi with three to four yellow bristles.

Abdomen: Black, mostly yellowish­gray tomentose with yellow setae; most terga and apical three sterna at least partly black setose.

Terminalia ( Figs. 141–146 View FIGURES 141–150 ): Black, reddish­yellow apically. Cercus three to four times as long as wide. Epandrium wide apically, dorsoapical margin angular in lateral view, prominent notch dorsally; apex with a shallow emargination. Gonostylus distinctive. Distiphallus horizontal, prominent convex carina ventrally; epiphallus flat, spatulate apically. Gonocoxite long, apex at or just beyond apical margin of epandrium. Hypandrium apically broadly rounded.

Female. Differs as follows: Measurements, body 13.3–17.2 mm; wing 11.0– 13.3 mm; FHWR 1.0:3.7–1.0:4.5; FWLR 1.0:2.2–1.0:2.7; m 1 WR 1.0:2.6:2.4–1.0:3.1.0:3.1; HFWLR 1.0:5.6–1.0:6.0. Head: Face ventrally mostly gray to yellowish tomentose, brownish­yellow dorsally. Femora usually mostly yellow; fore and middle femora anteriorly with brown on basal 1/2 to 2/3, yellow otherwise, sometimes posterior with shadow of brown basally; hind femur with mostly brown anteriorly and posteriorly, yellow elsewhere; apical 2/3 of hind tibia anteriorly brownish­yellow. Abdomen: Apical segments with stout yellow or black bristles. Terminalia ( Figs. 147–150 View FIGURES 141–150 ): Tergum 9 sclerotized, about 1/3 as long as cercus medially. Stenum 8 blackish basally, apical 1/3 yellow to reddish, surface weakly concave on each side of spur; sparse, thin black bristles and setae present. Genital fork distinctive.

Types examined. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 1 M [holotype O. varipes   ], Stanleyville [=Kisangani, 415 m] Cgo, 25°10’E 0°30’N, 30.iv.1915, Lang and Chaplin ( AMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F [allotype O. varipes   ], Stanleyville [=Kisangani, 415 m] Cgo, 25°10’E 0°30’N, 16.iv.1915, Lang and Chaplin ( AMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M [paratype O. varipes   ], Stanleyville Tshibinda Matadi [Cgo, 25°10’E 0°30’N, 14.iv.1915 Lang and Chaplin ( CASC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F [paratype O. varipes   ?], Stanleyville [=Kisangani, 415 m] Cgo, 25°10’E 0° 30’N, iv.1915 Lang and Chaplin, Bromley coll. ( USNM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M [holotype O. garambensis   ], Belge Congo PNG [=Parc National de la Garamba 3°45’N 28°48’E], Miss H. de Saeger, PpK 51/g/9, 2.iv.52, H. de Saeger ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M [paratype O. garambensis   ], Belge Congo PNG [=Parc National de la Garamba 3°45’N 28°48’E], Miss H. de Saeger, PpK 51/g/9, 2.iv.52, H. de Saeger ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 2 F [paratype O. garambensis   ], Belge Congo PNG [=Parc National de la Garamba 3°45’N 28°48’E], Miss H. de Saeger, II /fd/17, 9.viii.1951, H. de Saeger ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   .

Additional material. ANGOLA: 1 F, Dundo [07°22’E 02°50’E, 2444 ft] ( Distr. Tuuda ), ii–iii.1958 ( CNCI)   . BURUNDI: 2 M, Munro, Gigzi , 21.x.80, J. G. Pointel ( MNHN)   . CAMEROON: 1 F, Batanga [02°57’N 09°54’E, 52], Kamerun A. I. Good, 16.vii.1913 ( CMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Efulén [02°46’60”N 10°31’60”E, 421 m], Kamerun 16.vi.1912, H. L. Weber ( CMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Cameroun, Vers le Nord , 1923 Dr. Gromier ~ Saison, des fluies ( MNHN)   ; 1 M, Cameroon Litt, J.A.W. Lucas ~ Douala [19°03’N 09°42’E], 5.viii.1974 ( ZMAN) GoogleMaps   . CONGO: 1 F, Congo Francais, Env. de Brazzaville [4°17’30”S 15°16’17”E] [267 M], 1907, E. Rouband and A. Weiss ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Congo Francais, Env. de Brazzaville , [4°17’30”S 15°16’17”E] [267 m], 1907, E. Rouband and A. Weiss ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   . DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 1 M, 2 F, B. Congo, Ivangi, Luhoho River, 900 m, 10.ix.57, E. S. Ross and R. E. Leech ( CASC)   ; 1 M, Ya Dande 23–24.vii.49, B. Malkin ( CASC)   ; 1 M, 7 mi. S. Ebolya 580 m, 15–17.x.1966, E. S. Ross and K. Lorenze ( CASC)   ; 1 F, Musée du Congo, Uelé: Dingila , 4.vi.1933, H. J. Bredo ( MRAC)   ; 1 M, Musée du Congo, Uelé, Beringani 21.vii.1914, Dr Rodhain ( MRAC)   ; 2 M, Musée du Congo, Uelé, Bambesa [3°25’S, 25°43’E], 20.x.1933, J. V. Leroy ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 M, Musée du Congo, Uelé, Bambesa [3°25’S, 25°43'’E,], 10, 30.x.1933, J. Leroy ( MRAC)   ; 1 M, Musée du Congo, Bambesa [3°25’S, 25°43’E], xii.1933, H. J. Bredo ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Coll. Mus. Congo, Bambesa [3°25’S, 25°43' E], 1.x.1938, J. Vrydagh ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, 1 F, Musée du Congo, Stanleyville [=Kisangani 25°10’E 0°30’N], vi.1932, J. Vrydagh ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, 1 F, Coll. Mus. Congo, Mayidi [5°10’S 15°09’E, 608 m], 1942, Rév. P. Van Eyen ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Coll. Mus. Congo, Bomboma ( Terr. Girl ) [2°23’N, 19°03’E], 18.v.1925, A. Bal ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Coll. Mus. Congo, Basoko, viii.1948, P.L.G., Benoit ( MRAC)   ; 1 M, Coll. Mus. Congo, Kivu [= Lake 1°45’S 28°55’E]: Lubongola, 1939, Dr. Hautmann ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Coll. Mus. Congo, W. Kivu [ Lake 1°45’S 28°55’E]: T. Shabunda, 1939, Dr. Hautmann ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Musée du Congo, Ubangi: Bosobolo [4°11’N 19°54’E], 8/ 11.vi.1932, H.J. Bredo ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Musée du Congo, Luebo [5°15’S 21°22’E], viii.1921, Lt. Ghesquière ( MARC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Coll. Mus. Congo, Tanganika: Ankoro [6°45’S 26°57’E], Mulongo 22.vi.1947, Dr. M. Poll ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   . NIGERIA: 1 F, S. Nigeria, Abuh , Niger River 1.iv.11, Dr. T. Hood Rankin ( BMNH)   ; 1 M, Bonny [4°29’N 7°13’E], Nigeria, 3.vi.1990 Dr. Annett ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Opobo [4°34’N 7°27’E], S. Nigeria, Dr. Collett v.1910 ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   . RWANDA: 1 M, NW shores of Victoria [Nile], Nyanza [LakeAlbert/Nyanza 1– 2°N 31– 32°E], 3,800–390012–15.ix.11, S.A. Neave [M terminalia, slide 57B] ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   . UGANDA: 1 M, Namulala Forest , 27.x.1925, G. L. R. Hancock ( BMNH)   ; 1 F, Tero Forest , 9.vii.1912, C.C. Gowdey ( BMNH)   ; 1 M, Port Bell [0°13’34”N 32°33’50”E], 10.iii.1912, R. Fyffe ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 2 F, 1909, Recd. From Col. Sir D. Bruce ( BMNH)   ; 1 F, Kampala­Entebbe Road : Mpigi [0°13’34”N 32°20’22”E], 24.v.1958, J. Bouden ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, nr. Kaguku , 1.ix.1962, D.J. Greathead ( BMNH)   ; 2 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 7.vi.1972, H. Falke in forest ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 2 M, 2 F, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 10.iii.1972, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, 1 F, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 7.iii.1973, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 10.vi.1972, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 13.vi.1972, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 14.ix.1971, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 27.x.1971, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 7.vi.1972, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 1.ii.1972, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, 1 F, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 27.vi.1972, H. Falke ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 2 M, Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E], 24.v.1972, H. Falke Mal. Tr. ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, Kayonza Forest, Kigezi Dist , 2135 m, v.1972, E. Babyetagara ( CNCI)   ; 1 M, Budongo Forest nr. Lk. Albert [1– 2°N 31– 32°E], 20.31. iii.1972, H. Falke 915 m ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 2 M, Budongo Forest nr. Lk. Albert [1– 2°N 31– 32°E], 7.ii.1972, H. Falke 915 m ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, 2 F, Budongo Forest nr. Lk. Albert [1– 2°N 31– 32°E], 17.ii.1972, H. Falke 915 m ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Budongo Forest nr. Lk, Albert [1– 2°N 31– 32°E], 27.iv.1972, H. Falke 915 m Mal. Tr. ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, 7 mi N. Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E] nr. Lk Victoria, 31.iii.1972, H. Falke 1135 m ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 1 F, 7 mi N. Entebbe [0°04’N 32°38’E] nr. Lk Victoria, 5.xi.1972, H. Falke 1135 m ( CNCI) GoogleMaps   ; 2 F, Kisubi Forest, Entebbe , 24.iv.1976, M. K. Paulus ( CNCI)   ; 1 F, Kalinzu Forest, Ankole, W. Uganda , 1135 m vi.1972, H. Faulke ( CNCI)   ; 1 M, Kalinzu Forest , Ankole W. Uganda, 1135 m 5.xi.1971, H. Falke ( CNCI)   ; 19 M, 14 F, Entebbe and Kayonza, Budongo , Kisubi and Kalinzu Forests , mal. tr, xi–vi, H. Falke, M. K. Paulus, E. Babyetagara, ( CNCI)   ; 1 F, Entebbe , 25.vi.1972, H. Falke ( FSCA)   ; 1 M, Kampala [0°13’34”N 32°33’50”E], 17.ix.1914, # 5134 C.C. Gowdey ( USNM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Uéle River, Congo , 3°30’N; 23°30’E, Nala ( USNM) GoogleMaps   ; 1 M, Lubuta , 24.i.1914 ( USNM)   .

Distribution ( Tables 1, 2; Fig. 195). Wide spread from equatorial Africa southward to southern Democratic Republic of Congo; captured between 580 and 1150 meters throughout the year.

Remarks. Afroestricus varipes   is distinguished from congeners by the characters in the key and the terminalia ( Figs. 141–150 View FIGURES 141–150 ). The long flagellum and the dorsal yellowishbrown to red stripe on the hind femur further characterize the species.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

NMSA

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

BB

Buffalo Bill Museum

FM

Department of Nature, Fujian Province Museum

CC

CSIRO Canberra Rhizobium Collection

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

ZSMC

Zoologische Staatssammlung

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

ZMAN

Instituut voor Taxonomische Zoologie, Zoologisch Museum

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Afroestricus

Loc

Afroestricus variabilis (Engel)

Scarbrough Table Of Contents, Aubrey G. 2005
2005
Loc

Ommatius garambensis

Oldroyd, H. 1980: 347
Oldroyd, H. 1970: 323
Hull, F. M. 1962: 435
1970
Loc

Ommatius variabilis

Oldroyd, H. 1980: 348
Oldroyd, H. 1980: 347
Oldroyd, H. 1974: 135
Hull, F. M. 1962: 436
Hull, F. M. 1962: 436
1962
Loc

Ommatius bevisi Bromley. 1947: 113

Oldroyd, H. 1980: 347
Hull, F. M. 1962: 435
1962
Loc

Ommatius varipes

Oldroyd, H. 1980: 348
Hull, F. M. 1962: 436
Curran, C. H. 1927: 14
1927