Emphysomera Schiner

Scarbrough, A. G., 2010, An overview of the Afrotropical Ommatiinae (Diptera: Asilidae) with a key to genera, Zootaxa 2540, pp. 1-47: 9-11

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scientific name

Emphysomera Schiner
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Emphysomera Schiner  

Figs. 24–29, 107

Emphysomera Schiner, 1866: 845   . Type species: Ommatius conopsoides Wiedemann, 1828   , by original description; Hull 1962: 259; Martin 1964: 308; Daniels 1989: 333; Scarbrough & Marascia   1996: 71.

Diagnosis. The genus is distinguished by the long woolly setae, spatulate abdomen, the shape of the r 4 cell ( Fig. 24), and unique terminalia of both sexes ( Figs. 26–29).

Distribution. Subsaharan Africa and Madagascar.

Remarks. Emphysomera   was long considered a synonym of Ommatius   ( Oldroyd 1975, 1980; Martin 1964; Daniels 1989). In a review it was reinstated to genus ( Scarbrough & Marascia   1996). The distribution of the genus is presented in Fig. 107. Emphysomera macquarti Bezzi, 1908   , and E. haemorrhoides Lindner, 1955   , were declared synonyms of E. pallidapex Bigot, 1891   . Three subsaharan species, E. auribarbis Wiedemann, 1828   ( Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda), E. pallidapex   ( Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), and E. spinalis Scarbrough & Marascia, 1996   ( Chad, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe), are recognized. Only E. atrogaster Bigot, 1859   has been collected in Madagascar.

Adults have been collected margin vegetation of roads and trails through forests, bushveld and mixed woodland communities during each month in the year using hand nets and malaise and black light traps.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Loc

Emphysomera Schiner

Scarbrough, A. G. 2010
2010
Loc

Emphysomera

Scarbrough, A. G. & Marascia, C. G. 1996: 71
Daniels, G. 1989: 333
Martin, C. H. 1964: 308
Hull, F. M. 1962: 259
Schiner, J. R. 1866: 845
1866