Pygommatius Scarbrough

Scarbrough, A. G., 2010, An overview of the Afrotropical Ommatiinae (Diptera: Asilidae) with a key to genera, Zootaxa 2540, pp. 1-47: 38-39

publication ID

1175-5326

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pygommatius Scarbrough
status

 

Pygommatius Scarbrough   & Marascia

Figs 12, 99–101, 110

Ommatius Wiedemann 1821: 213   .

Pygommatius Scarbrough & Marascia, 2003: 46   . Subgenus of Ommatius   . Type species: Ommatius neglectus  

Bromley, 1936, by original designation.

Pygommatius Scarbrough & Hill, 2005: 1   View Cited Treatment . New status; Scarbrough 2007: 467.

Diagnosis. Pygommatius   is distinguished by the characters in the key.

Distribution. Subsaharan Africa and Madagascar. Adults are associated with woodlands (bushveld + grass, dry woodlands, scrubland, coastal, estuary, and riverine forests) and grassy areas (savannas, sweeps along cultivated fields and grassy areas) at elevations up to 1385 meters. Commonly taken at forest margin and grass interface.

Remarks. Pygommatius   was originally described as subgenus of Ommatius   but later elevated to genus ( Scarbrough & Marascia   2003, Scarbrough & Hill 2005). The genus is widespread on the African continent ( Fig. 110). Twenty-six species are recorded from subsaharan Africa. Madagascar has only one species, P. albatus (Martin)   . Species keys are available ( Scarbrough & Marascia   2003).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Loc

Pygommatius Scarbrough

Scarbrough, A. G. 2010
2010
Loc

Pygommatius

Scarbrough, A. G. 2007: 467
Scarbrough, A. G. & Hill, H. D. 2005: 1
2005
Loc

Pygommatius

Scarbrough, A. G. & Marascia, C. G. 2003: 46
2003
Loc

Ommatius

Wiedemann, C. R. W. 1821: 213
1821