Empodiodes melanoscopaeus Londt, 2012

Londt, Jason G. H., 2019, A revision of Empodiodes Oldroyd, 1972 with the descriptions of two new species from South Africa (Diptera, Asilidae, Stenopogoninae), African Invertebrates 60 (1), pp. 67-82: 67

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/afrinvertebr.60.33075

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scientific name

Empodiodes melanoscopaeus Londt, 2012
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Empodiodes melanoscopaeus Londt, 2012   Figs 2 View Figure 2 , 16 View Figure 16

Empodiodes melanoscopaeus   Londt, 1992: 59-62 (figs 15 head anterior, 15 head lateral, 17 prosternum and prothoracic coxae, 18 wing, 19 metathoracic tarsus, 20-21 metatarsal appendages, 22-24 ♂ terminalia); 2012: 260-3 (figs 1 entire ♂, 2 head lateral, 3 metathoracic tarsus, 4 wing, 5-7 ♂ terminalia, 8 ♀ terminalia); 2012: 263.

Material.

SOUTH AFRICA: 1♂ 1♀ ' South Africa: N Cape / 1 km S Carnarvon 1260m / Appie van Heerden Nat. / Reserve 14.xi.2008 / 30°58.83'S, 22°07.39'E / J & A Londt Karoo scrub’ NMSA-DIP 81677( NMSA) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ Paratype ' S Africa: Cape #33 / 23 km SE of Middelpos / 32°01'S, 20°25'E 1200m / Date: 28.xi.1990 / Whittington & Londt / Banks of Visrivier' NMSA-DIP 74275 ( NMSA) GoogleMaps   ; ♂ Holotype ' S Africa: Cape #26 / 18km N of Sutherland / 32°16'S, 20°41'E 1350m / Date: 26.xi.1990 / Londt & Whittington / Renosterrivier area’ NMSA-DIP 74274 ( NMSA) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution, phenology and biology.

Known from three localities in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa (Fig. 16 View Figure 16 ) and collected only in November (Table 1). The rather arid areas concerned experience very cold winters and very hot summers so the species may only be active for a brief period between these two possibly unfavourable seasons. Fig. 2 View Figure 2 , although not taken at one of the known localities, provides an impression of the environment probably inhabited by this species. Little is known of the biology apart from the fact that those individuals collected were perched on the ground and have been collected sympatrically with E. whittingtoni   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Empodiodes

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Empodiodes melanoscopaeus Londt, 2012

Londt, Jason G. H. 2019
2019
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Empodiodes melanoscopaeus

Londt 2012
2012