A review of the Afrotropical genus Aristobatina Verbeke (Diptera: Micropezidae: Taeniapterinae), with descriptions of four new species from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

S A Marshall

Abstract


Aristobatina Verbeke is redefined and reviewed, and four new species, namely A. melasma, A. meta­melasma, A. morogoro and A. udzungwa from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania are described. The diagnosis of Aristobatina is expanded to include species with outer vertical setae. Aristobatina is compared to Tanyp­omyia Verbeke and the latter genus is removed from synonymy with Mimegralla Rondani.

To cite this paper: Marshall, S.A. 2014. A review of the Afrotropical genus Aristobatina Verbeke (Diptera: Micropezidae: Taeniapterinae), with descriptions of four new species from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. African Invertebrates 55 (1): 143–155.

Published electronically: 28 May 2014.
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A5315BCC-A0B1-4128-B110-3E50065EBFBD


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