Description of Potophila verrucosa, gen. n. et sp. n. (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from the West Usambara mountains, Tanzania

G.M Kvifte

Abstract


Potophila verrucosa gen. n. et sp. n. is described based on a male from the West Usambara mountains, Tan­zania. The genus and species are characterised by an elongate first flagellomere with the node more than three times as long as the internode, an asymmetrical aedeagus and two parameres carrying rugose morpho­ventral appendages. Potophila verrucosa cannot be placed in a systematic context with certainty, but several characters are consistent with a relationship to the tribe Psychodini.

To cite this paper:Kvifte, G.M. 2014. Description of Potophila verrucosa, gen. n. et sp. n. (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from the West Usambara mountains, Tanzania. African Invertebrates 55 (2): 413–417.

Published electronically: 30 December 2014.
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:41A7DDDC-8BBA-44D5-AD96-9FE6149015A5

 


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