Neocordylobia Villeneuve, 1929

Kurahashi, Hiromu & Kirk-Spriggs, Ashley H., 2006, The Calliphoridae of Namibia (Diptera: Oestroidea), Zootaxa 1322 (1), pp. 1-131 : 65-66

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Neocordylobia Villeneuve, 1929


Genus: Neocordylobia Villeneuve, 1929 a: 439 (as subgenus of [presumed] Cordylobia ).

TYPE SPECIES: Neocordylobia roubaudi Villeneuve, 1929 a, by monotypy .

NOTES: The genus is represented by two species in the Afrotropical Region and appears to be closely related to Hemigymnochaeta . Flies are caught in and around the burrows of Aardvark, but whether larvae are dermal parasites (as is the case with Cordylobia ), remains to be proven (Zumpt 1956: 148–149).

Neocordylobia roubaudi Villeneuve, 1929 a: 439.

Fig. 61 View FIGURES 57–62 .

TYPE LOCALITIES: Senegal and Uganda .

DISTRIBUTION: Widespread East Africa to southern Africa: Central African Republic, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia *, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa (Natal, Transvaal), Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

MATERIAL: 1♀, Duikersdrink turnoff, 23.iii–27.iv.1988, Griffin(1) ( PT); 1♀, Khabus 146(1),–23.vii.1988, Olivier(2) ( PT) on doleritic hill, east slope; 3♂, 4♀, Khabus 146(2),–23.vii.1988, Olivier(2) ( PT) on sandy plain next to dry riverbed; 1♂, Nama, 20–22.xii.1998, Kirk­Spriggs(1), Marais & Mann ( MT); 1♂, Salambala forest, 23–29.xii.2002, Kirk­Spriggs(2) ( MT); 1♀, Toggenburg 591 campsite, 18–20.ii.2004, Kirk­Spriggs(1) ( HT) fruit.

NOTES: Biology, life history and immature stages unknown. Cuthbertson (1934: 39, as Cordylobia (N.)), notes that both sexes were seen in the deep burrows of Aardvark and Warthog from December–March in Zimbabwe. He further notes the probability that the species is ectoparasitic on burrowing animals. In Namibia the species has been collected in pitfall, Malaise and hanging traps baited with fermenting fruit. North, north­eastern and southern Namibia; in the ‘arid’ savanna and nama­karoo biomes ( Fig. 61 View FIGURES 57–62 ). Recorded in February, April, July and December (vide Table 2).


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