New Muscidae (Diptera) hosts of Stylogaster Macquart (Diptera: Conopidae) from the Afrotropical Region

M. S. Couri, A. C. Pont, A. H. Kirk-Spriggs

Abstract


An extensive collection of Muscidae, amassed through recent expeditions to Burundi, the Democratic Re­public of the Congo, Kenya, Namibia and South Africa, is now deposited at the National Museum, Bloem­fontein, South Africa. Twenty-five specimens of 14 species impaled with the eggs of Stylogaster Macquart (Diptera: Conopidae) were discovered among this material. New records of Stylogaster eggs are presented for four muscid genera: Afromydaea Malloch, 1930, Coenosia Meigen, 1826, Hebecnema Schnabl, 1889 and Pseudohelina Vockeroth, 1972, and for eight species: Afromydaea debilis (Stein, 1913), Coenosia ruwenzori­ca (Emden, 1940), Hebecnema semiflava Stein, 1913, Limnophora obsignata (Rondani, 1866), Pseudohelina nig­ritarsis (Jaennicke, 1867), Pseudohelina phaeoxantha (Emden, 1951), Pyrellina abdominalis Zielke, 1971 and Pyrellina versatilis (Villeneuve, 1916). A brief discussion of these associations is presented.

To cite this paper: Couri, M.S., Pont, A.C. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2013. New Muscidae (Diptera) hosts of Stylogaster Macquart (Diptera: Conopidae) from the Afrotropical Region. African Invertebrates 54 (2): 401–408.

Published electronically: 18 September 2013
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4F7941A9-102A-44E4-BDBC-DD151E4FD833


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