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