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The Ascalaphidae of the Afrotropical Region (Neuroptera)

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Series: Entomologica Scandinavica Supplements Volume: 41

By: Bo Tjeder (Author), Christer Hansson (Author)

237 pages, 155 b/w photos, b/w line drawings and b/w distribution maps

Entomological Society of Lund, Sweden

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #24963
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Contains two contributions.

The Ascalaphidae of the Afrotropical Region (Neuroptera) 1. External morphology and bionomics of the family Ascalaphidae, and taxonomy of the subfamily Haplogleniinae including the tribes Proctolyrini n. tribe, Melambrotini n. tribe, Campylophlebini n. tribe, Tmesibasini n. tribe, Allocormodini n. tribe, and Ululomyiini n. tribe of Ascalaphinae

The Afrotropical Ascalaphidae (Haplogleniinae: Proctolyrini, Melambrotini and Campylophlebini) have been revised. The extemal morphology of imagines, larvae, pupae and eggs is described. In Haplogleniinae the following new tribes are described: Tmesibasini n. tr., Melambrotini n. tr., Proctolyrini n. tr., Allocormodini n. tr. and Campylophlebiini n. tr. At the moment 170 species are recognised within the treated part of the Ascalaphidae among which the following are described here as new taxa: Proctolyra n. gen., P. hessei n. sp., P. brincki n. sp., P. varii n. sp., P. flavolineata n. sp., P. damarensis n. sp., P. pinheyi n. sp.; Melambrotus papio n. sp., M. pseudosimia Kimmins, n. sp., M. zulu n. sp.; Mansellia n. gen., M. annulata n. sp.; Protmesibasis devexa n. sp., P. obscura n. sp., P. laeta n. sp.; Paramelambrotus n. gen., P. whiteheadi n. sp.; Paramoeridops n. gen.; Apamoeridops n. gen., Neomelambrotus striatus n. sp., N. namaquensis, N. densinervis n. sp., N. contumax n. sp., N. molestus n. sp., N. cristatus Kimmins, n. sp.

The Ascalaphidae of the Afrotropical Region (Neuroptera) 2. Revision of the tribe Ascalaphini (subfam. Ascalaphinae) excluding the genus Ascalaphus Fabricius

The Afrotropical genera and species of the tribe Ascalaphini (excluding the genus Ascalaphus Fabricius) are revised. The following new taxa are described: Abascalaphus n. gen., Brevibarbis n. gen., B. angolana n. sp., B. decellei n. sp., B. demoori n. sp., B. dyscrita n. sp., B. waterstoni n. sp., Bubomyiella n. gen., B. pygmaea n. sp., Encyopsidius apicalis n. sp., Kimulodes n. gen., K. angulicornis n. sp., Mabiza n. gen., M. pulchra n. sp., Rudebeckia n. gen, R. mira n. sp., Tytomyia n. gen., T. flinti n.sp., T. nigrifrons n. sp. The following new combinations are established: Encyoposis nigripes Weele to Abascalaphus n. gen., Bubo argyropterus Taschenberg to Brevibarbis n. gen., Eremophanes bicristatus Banks to Eremoides Tjeder, Helicomitus sinuatus Kimmins to Kimulodes n. gen., Helicomitus bequaerti Navás to Tytomyia n. gen.


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