A New Genus of Lauxaniid Fly from South Africa (Diptera: Acalyptratae: Lauxaniidae), Associated with Proteas (Proteaceae)

@inproceedings{Davies2012ANG,
  title={A New Genus of Lauxaniid Fly from South Africa (Diptera: Acalyptratae: Lauxaniidae), Associated with Proteas (Proteaceae)},
  author={Gregory B.P. Davies and R. Miller and B. Muller},
  year={2012}
}
  • Gregory B.P. Davies, R. Miller, B. Muller
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • ABSTRACT Proteaphila gen. n. (Diptera: Acalyptratae: Lauxaniidae) is described. It is distinguishable on the basis of the shape of the head, and wing patterning and venation. Male and female terminalia are similar across species (e.g. structure of male hypandrium, aedeagus and surstylus) and the new genus is notable for the large body size (body length ca 5.5–6 mm), robust habitus, pointed head-shape, ornate body patterning, stump vein on M1+2, massive aedeagus, and large surstyli. In terms of… CONTINUE READING
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