A remarkable new genus of robber flies, Akatiomyia gen. n., from the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and a new key to the genera of Afrotropical Stenopogoninae (Diptera: Asilidae)

J. G. H. Londt

Abstract


The genus Akatiomyia gen. n. is described from the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The genus is monotypic, with A. eremnos sp. n. being the type species. This rather unique genus appears morphologically very similar to species of Afroholopogon Londt, 1994, Oligopogon Loew, 1847 and Rhabdogaster Loew, 1858. An updated key to the genera of Afrotropical Stenopogoninae is provided.

To cite this paper: Londt, J.G.H. 2013. A remarkable new genus of robber flies, Akatiomyia gen. n., from the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and a new key to the genera of Afrotropical Stenopogoninae (Diptera: Asilidae). African Invertebrates 54 (1): 57-68.


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