The first record of the genus Paralimosina L. Papp (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae) in the Afrotropical Region, with descriptions of six new species

L. Papp

Abstract


The Afrotropical species of the genus Paralimosina L. Papp, 1973, are discussed. Six new species, Para­limosina australis sp. n. (Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa), P. congoensis sp. n. (Republic of Congo), P. fla­vifacies sp. n. (Tanzania), P. heteroneura sp. n. (South Africa), P. paraustralis sp. n. (South Africa), and P. si­nelinea sp. n. (South Africa) are described. The morphological variety among the Afrotropical species of Pa­ralimosina seems to be the widest. Therefore, it is expected that many other new species will be described from the region in the future. An identification key to the new taxa is provided.

To cite this paper: Papp, L. 2013. The first record of the genus Paralimosina L. Papp (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae) in the Afrotropical Region, with descriptions of six new species. African Invertebrates 54 (2): 315–333.

Published electronically: 16 July 2013
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D9F356E9-D95B-4C4A-B35C-F5BA1398233A


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