Petrorossia sp.

Greathead, David J., 2006, New records of Namibian Bombyliidae (Diptera), with notes on some genera and descriptions of new species, Zootaxa 1149 (1), pp. 1-88: 87

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1149.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F954D757-F346-FFBF-3666-FC83FC64FB28

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scientific name

Petrorossia sp.
status

 

Petrorossia sp.   ? tropicalis Bezzi  

Material examined. 1♂, Opuwo District , 35 km E Epupa: Kunene River, 17°03’37”S 13°29’32”E, 9–11.x.1999 GoogleMaps   , Kirk­Sprigs, Pape & Huwanga, Malaise trap shaded woodland; 1♀, Kavango, Andara, SE 1821 Ab , 20–25.viii.1971   , H3327; 2♂♂, 13♀♀, Mariental District, Viljoenskroon 507, 25°10’S 19°58’E, 23–30.xii.1998 GoogleMaps   , G. Olivier, Malaise trap; 5♂♂, 4♀♀, Bethanie, Riverside 135, SE2618 Ca , 23–26.x.1971   , Malaise trap, H4844; 1♂, Windhoek, SE 2717 Ca , 27–28.x.1973, H14840 View Materials   .

Notes. This is the species identified in Greathead (2000a) as Petrorossia sp.   ? letho (Wiedemann)   with all pale vestiture on the head and P. tropicalis   ­like male genitalia. I note that Hesse (1956) indicates that the colour of the hair on the frons of southern African specimens of P. tropicalis   can be entirely pale in colour. If this variability is accepted then the present specimens are P. tropicalis   and not P. letho   which in known from the Sahelian region and arid areas in the southern parts of Palaearctic Region.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Bombyliidae

Genus

Petrorossia