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A revision of the taxonomy and distribution of Archispirostreptus Silvestri 1895 (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida, Spirostreptidae), and description of a new spirostreptid genus with three new species
As it is currently defined, Archispirostreptus includes two species groups (the southern African and the east African) with distinct kinds of gonopods. A new genus, Cacuminostreptus Mwabvu, is
The systematics of the Australasian Dexiini (Diptera : Tachinidae : Dexiinae) with revisions of endemic genera
TLDR
The Dexiini form a significant component of the Australasian tachinid fauna and include species that parasitise mainly larvae of scarabaeid or cerarnbycid beetles and various taxonomic and nomenclatural difficulties discussed.
The biology and immature stages of some Sepedon snail-killing flies in Natal (Diptera: Sciomyzidae)
All the immature stages of Sepedon neavei Steyskal, 1956, are descriptionbed and illustrated, as are most of the immature stages of Sepedon testacea Loew, 1862. Incubation periods, larval instar
Review of some Afrotropical Acroceridae, with descriptions of eight new species from South Africa (Diptera: Brachycera)
Eight new species in the subfamilies Panopinae and Acrocerinae are descriptionbed and the philoptine genus Africaterphis is revised. Host records for Astomella capensis Schlinger and Ogcodes
An overview of the South African tangle-veined flies (Diptera: Nemestrinidae), with an annotated key to the genera and a checklist of species
TLDR
The South African Nemestrinidae are reviewed; Prosoeca dominates the fauna, and is the only genus likely to be represented in all nine provinces, and appears to occur in all habitats except closed-canopy forest.
World catalog and conspectus on the family Diastatidae (Diptera: Schizophora)
TLDR
An objective of this catalog and conspectus is to promote and facilitate further research on these colorful (wings often with maculation pattern), enigmatic, challenging, and inviting flies.
A review of Afrotropical Ctenostylidae (Diptera: Schizophora: ?Tephritoidea), with redescription of Ramuliseta lindneri Keiser, 1952
TLDR
The first-instar larva of lindneri differs markedly from that of Pyrgotidae in having well-developed mouthhooks and nine anteroventral bands of short spinules, and it is suggested that this species and congeners may reproduce parthenogenetically.
Nepaliseta mirabilis, a remarkable new genus and species of Ctenostylidae (Diptera: Schizophora) from Nepal
Nepaliseta mirabilis, a new genus and species of Ctenostylidae, is descriptionbed from the Kathmandu region of Nepal. Nepaliseta gen. n. has affinities with Ramuliseta Keiser and Furciseta AczA©l,
Hemeromyia australis sp. n. and Meoneura prima (Becker, 1903) from Namibia and South Africa, the first Carnidae (Diptera: Schizophora) recorded from subequatorial Africa
TLDR
The southern African fauna is reviewed and characterised, and a key to the genera is presented, and the family is now known from six identified species, five in Meoneura (Cape Verde Islands, Nigeria, South Africa) and one in Hemeromyia (Namibia).
Is Millipede Taxonomy Based on Gonopod Morphology Too Inclusive? Observations on Genetic Variation and Cryptic Speciation in Bicoxidens flavicollis (Diplopoda: Spirostreptida: Spirostreptidae)
TLDR
Examination of genetic variation in two populations of a widely distributed and colour-polymorphic southern African millipede suggests the presence of cryptic species in B. flavicollis and corroborate observations that taxonomy based on gonopod morphology may be too inclusive.
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