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ZooKeys 575: Annotated Catalogue of the Tachinidae (Insecta, Diptera) of the Afrotropical Region, with the Description of Seven New Genera

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Series: ZooKeys Volume: 575

By: James E O'Hara (Author), Pierfilippo Cerretti (Author)

344 pages, colour photos

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Mar 2016 | #228792 | ISBN-13: 9789546428141
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About this book

The Tachinidae are a diverse family of flies with a recognized fauna of about 1500 genera and 8500 species worldwide. All species are parasitoids of other arthropods, mostly insects, during their larval stage. This monograph catalogues the tachinid fauna of the Afrotropical Region, which was last catalogued in 1980. It is based on examination of the primary literature comprising about 525 references as well as the study of numerous name-bearing types and other specimens housed in collections. The classification is modernized and the names updated to provide nomenclatural, distributional and name-bearing type information for the 237 genera and 1126 species recognized from the region. Included within these numbers are seven genera and eight species that are described as new. Three genera and two species are newly recorded from the region. Taxonomic changes and nomenclatural actions include 25 new or revived species combinations, nine new or revived generic and specific synonymies, nine new lectotypes, five new replacement names for preoccupied names, and two new type species fixations for genus-group names. The catalogue is annotated with about 300 notes and a taxonomic index to all names is provided.


Contents

Introduction   6
Materials and methods   8
Format   8
General   8
Name-bearing types   9
Avoidance of assumption of holotype   10
Lectotypifications   10
Type localities   12
Collections housing name-bearing types   13
Geographic divisions   14
Afrotropical Region   15
Palaearctic Region   17
Oriental Region   19
Australasian and Oceanian regions   21
Nearctic Region   21
Neotropical Region   22
Sample distribution   22
Distributional data   22
Distributions within the Afrotropical Region   22
Distributions outside the Afrotropical Region   23

Classification   23
Review of generic changes since Crosskey’s Afrotropical catalogue   26
Recent family reassignment of copal inclusions from East Africa   29
Summary of new taxonomic and nomenclatural changes   30
New genera and species   30
Genera newly recorded from the Afrotropical Region   30
Genera no longer recognized from the Afrotropical Region   31
Species newly recorded from the Afrotropical Region   31
Species misidentified or misrecorded from the Afrotropical Region   31
New replacement names   31
New type species fixations   32
Lectotype designations   32
New and revived status   33
New and revived combinations   34
New and revived synonymies   36

Catalogue   36
Subfamily Dexiinae   36
Dexiini   36
Dufouriini   51
Eutherini   52
Voriini   53
Subfamily Exoristinae   62
Acemyini   62
Anacamptomyiini   65
Blondeliini   67
Eryciini   80
Ethillini   109
Exoristini   118
Goniini   127
Thrixionini   157
Winthemiini   157
Unplaced species of Exoristinae   162
Subfamily Phasiinae   163
Catharosiini   163
Cylindromyiini   165
Gymnosomatini   173
Hermyini   177
Imitomyiini   179
Leucostomatini   180
Phasiini   183
Strongygastrini   186
Unplaced species of Phasiinae   187
Subfamily Tachininae   187
Bigonichetini   187
Ernestiini   188
Glaurocarini   202
Graphogastrini   203
Leskiini   205
Macquartiini   210
Megaprosopini   212
Minthoini   214
Neaerini   221
Nemoraeini   221
Ormiini   224
Palpostomatini   226
Siphonini   229
Tachinini   241
Unplaced species of Tachinidae   247
Lectotype designations   248
New taxa of Afrotropical Tachinidae   253
Dexiinae, Dexiini   254
Mesnilotrix Cerretti & O’Hara, gen. n.   254
Mesnilotrix empiformis (Mesnil, 1976), comb. n.   255
Exoristinae, Blondeliini   257
Filistea Cerretti & O’Hara, gen. n.   257
Filistea aureofasciata (Curran, 1927), comb. n.   260
Filistea verbekei Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   261
Key to species of Filistea gen. n.   262
Exoristinae, Eryciini   262
Afrophylax Cerretti & O’Hara, gen. n.   262
Afrophylax aureiventris (Villeneuve, 1910), comb. n.   264
Carceliathrix Cerretti & O’Hara, gen. n.   266
Carceliathrix crassipalpis (Villeneuve, 1938), comb. n.   267
Carceliathrix sp. 1   268
Carceliathrix sp. 2   269
Exoristinae, Goniini   269
Myxophryxe Cerretti & O’Hara, gen. n.   269
Myxophryxe longirostris (Villeneuve, 1938), comb. n.   272
Myxophryxe murina Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   274
Myxophryxe regalis Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   275
Myxophryxe satanas Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   276
Key to males of the species of Myxophryxe gen. n.   278
Stiremania Cerretti & O’Hara, gen. n.   278
Stiremania karoo Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   281
Stiremania robusta Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   283
Key to species of Stiremania gen. n.   284
Tachininae, Leskiini   284
Austrosolieria Cerretti & O’Hara, gen. n.   284
Austrosolieria freidbergi Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   287
Austrosolieria londti Cerretti & O’Hara, sp. n.   288
Key to species of Austrosolieria gen. n.   289

Acknowledgements   290
References   291
Index   327


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