Amblypsilopus mufindiensis, Grichanov, 2022

Grichanov, Igor Ya., 2022, Six new species of Amblypsilopus Bigot (Diptera: Dolichopodidae: Sciapodinae) and a key to species of the Afrotropical mainland, European Journal of Taxonomy 789 (1), pp. 49-80 : 68

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2022.789.1631

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7C7817E9-A9CE-447B-8CDA-249FEDEC74D0

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5906559

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CAC248-9B4E-607B-FDCA-FEAF526EF381

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Amblypsilopus mufindiensis
status

 

Amblypsilopus mufindiensis species group

Diagnosis

The Amblypsilopus mufindiensis species group is here created for the two newly described species, differing from all other Afrotropical species of the genus in very long bristles on the antennal pedicel and mesonotum; the scutellum bears 15–20 long dorsal and marginal cilia in addition to pair of strong setae; all femora have rows of very long setae or hairs, and mid tarsi are covered with elongate setulae. However, the other morphological characters are similar to those in A. bevisi , a member of Amblypsilopus fasciatus species group. Therefore, the A. mufindiensis species group must be also considered a part of the A. pallidicornis lineage as defined by Bickel (1994).

Notes

Amblypsilopus mufindiensis and A. martini compose the A. mufindiensis species group, both species found on the Tanzanian highlands at a distance of about 400 km from each other.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Dolichopodidae

Genus

Amblypsilopus