Periscelis stuckenbergi sp. n., the first record of the genus from the Afrotropical Region (Diptera: Periscelididae: Periscelidinae)

W. N. Mathis, A. Freidberg

Abstract


A new species of the genus Periscelis Loew (Pstuckenbergi, Diptera: Periscelididae: Periscelidinae), the first from the Afrotropical Region, is described. Brief diagnoses of the family, subfamily, genus, subgenus and species are provided to facilitate identification of members of this uncommon family. A key to the subfamilies of the family and subgenera of Periscelis and habitus photographs and detailed illustrations of structures of the male terminalia are also included.

To cite this paper: Mathis, W.N. & Freidberg, A. 2012. Periscelis stuckenbergi sp. n., the first record of the genus from the Afrotropical Region (Diptera: Periscelididae: Periscelidinae). African Invertebrates 53 (1): 231-238.


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