Afrotropical flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae). A new genus and species from Kenya, with a review of the melanostomine group of genera.

Thompson, F.C. and Skevington, J.H. (2014). "Afrotropical flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae). A new genus and species from Kenya, with a review of the melanostomine group of genera.", Zootaxa, 3847(1), pp. 97-114. doi : 10.11646/zootaxa.3847.1.5  Access to full text

Abstract

A new genus and species of flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphinae: Syrphini) are described from central Africa (Ke-nya & Uganda), Afrostoma quadripunctatum. A key to the Afrotropical genera of the subfamily Syrphinae is given. A review of the melanostomine [Bacchini] genera and subgenera is provided along with a key to them. Phylogenetic place-ment of Afrostoma is included based on mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) data.

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