Two new species of Dactylonotus Parent, 1934 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from South Africa and a key to Afrotropical species


en European Journal of Taxonomy 2016 (175) - Pages 1-9 (EJT-175)

Published on 16 February 2016

Two new species from South Africa, Dactylonotus nigricorpus sp. nov. and Dactylonotus tsitsikamma sp. nov., are described and illustrated. D. nigricorpus sp. nov. differs from all other species of the genus in the black body, the smaller size and the shorter antenna. D. tsitsikamma sp. nov. is peculiar in the genus in bearing a flag of long setae on the fifth segment of the fore tarsus. An identification key to 6 Afrotropical species of the genus is provided.


Diaphorinae, new species, identification key, Afrotropical Region.

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