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Review of Anasillomos Londt, 1983 with the description of a new species (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae).

Dikow T - Biodivers Data J (2015)

Bottom Line: The southern African assassin-fly genus Anasillomos Londt, 1983 is reviewed.A new species, Anasillomosjuergeni sp. n., is described from the Namib desert and represents the second species in the genus.Descriptions/re-descriptions, photographs, and identification keys are provided to aid in the identification.

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Affiliation: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States of America.

ABSTRACT
The southern African assassin-fly genus Anasillomos Londt, 1983 is reviewed. A new species, Anasillomosjuergeni sp. n., is described from the Namib desert and represents the second species in the genus. Descriptions/re-descriptions, photographs, and identification keys are provided to aid in the identification. Distribution, occurrence in biodiversity hotspots sensu Conservation International, and seasonal incidence are discussed.

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Mentions: The genus Anasillomos Londt, 1983 (Fig. 1​) was originally described from eastern Botswana and Namibia based on only seven specimens representing a single species (Londt 1983). Anasillomoschrysopos Londt, 1983 therefore exhibited a large geographic range with little morphological variation except that Londt (1983) mentioned that a single female specimen from Gobabeb in the central Namib desert showed variation in the bristliness and coloration. Later, Dikow and Londt (2000) recorded Anasillomoschrysopos for the first time in South Africa — from Carnarvon (Northern Cape Province) in the central Karoo — based on a single female specimen. The authors also mentioned four recently collected female specimens from southern Namibia, which were believed to be distinct morphologically, but not described as a new species due to the lack of males.


Review of Anasillomos Londt, 1983 with the description of a new species (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae).

Dikow T - Biodivers Data J (2015)

Anasillomosjuergeni sp. n. holotype male (USNMENT00832201). Scale line = 5 mm.
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Figure 1254410: Anasillomosjuergeni sp. n. holotype male (USNMENT00832201). Scale line = 5 mm.
Mentions: The genus Anasillomos Londt, 1983 (Fig. 1​) was originally described from eastern Botswana and Namibia based on only seven specimens representing a single species (Londt 1983). Anasillomoschrysopos Londt, 1983 therefore exhibited a large geographic range with little morphological variation except that Londt (1983) mentioned that a single female specimen from Gobabeb in the central Namib desert showed variation in the bristliness and coloration. Later, Dikow and Londt (2000) recorded Anasillomoschrysopos for the first time in South Africa — from Carnarvon (Northern Cape Province) in the central Karoo — based on a single female specimen. The authors also mentioned four recently collected female specimens from southern Namibia, which were believed to be distinct morphologically, but not described as a new species due to the lack of males.

Bottom Line: The southern African assassin-fly genus Anasillomos Londt, 1983 is reviewed.A new species, Anasillomosjuergeni sp. n., is described from the Namib desert and represents the second species in the genus.Descriptions/re-descriptions, photographs, and identification keys are provided to aid in the identification.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States of America.

ABSTRACT
The southern African assassin-fly genus Anasillomos Londt, 1983 is reviewed. A new species, Anasillomosjuergeni sp. n., is described from the Namib desert and represents the second species in the genus. Descriptions/re-descriptions, photographs, and identification keys are provided to aid in the identification. Distribution, occurrence in biodiversity hotspots sensu Conservation International, and seasonal incidence are discussed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus