Check list of Dolichopodidae of Kenya

Compiled by I. Grichanov (1999)




A list of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) known from Kenya

[66 species including 19 described by Grichanov]

Compiled by I.Ya. Grichanov, May 1999

Subfamily Sciapodinae

TRIBE SCIAPODINI

Genus Condylostylus Bigot

Condylostylus Bigot, 1859:215. Type species Psilopus bituberculatus Macquart, 1842, by original designation.

1. burgeoni Parent, 1935:115 Congo (Kinshassa), Tanzania, Kenya, Ruanda, Burundi.

2. congensis Curran, 1927:263 Congo (Brazzaville), Cameroons, Congo (Kinshassa), Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa.

=imitans Parent, 1935:117 nec Curran (misidentification).

3. imitator Curran, 1924:221 Congo (Kinshassa), Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, Namibia.

=imitans Curran, 1925:114 ([unnecessary] new name for C. imitator Curran).

4. paricoxa Parent, 1939:267 Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania.

5. pateraeformis Becker, 1923:38 Cameroons, Nigeria, Congo (Kinshassa), Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, (?) Madagascar.

=alter Becker, 1923:38.

TRIBE CHRYSOSOMATINI

Genus Ethiosciapus Bickel

Ethiosciapus Bickel, 1994a:141. Type species Psilopus bilobatus Lamb, 1922, by original designation.

6. inflexus Becker, 1923:46 (Sciapus) Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Congo (Kinshassa), Madagascar, South Africa, St. Helena,

Genus Chrysosoma Guerin-Meneville

Subgenus Chrysosoma Guerin-Meneville

Chrysosoma Guerin-Meneville, 1831:pl.20, fig.6. Type species Chrysosoma fasciata Guerin-Meneville, 1831, by subsequent designation of Enderlein, 1912:373.

7. snelli Curran, 1927:5 Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, Seychelles, Reunion, Rodriguez; Maldives, Chagos Archipelago.

=leucopogon, authors, nec Wiedemann.

8. stubbsi Grichanov, 1997:35 Kenya, Uganda.

9. tanasijtshuki Grichanov, 1997:33 Kenya, Congo (Kinshassa).

Subgenus Kalocheta Becker

Kalocheta Becker, 1923:41 (as genus). Type-species: Kalocheta passiva Becker, 1923, by monotypy.

10. collarti Parent, 1933:35 (Kalocheta) Congo (Kinshassa), Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda.

Genus Plagiozopelma Enderlein

Plagiozopelma Enderlein, 1912:367. Type species Plagiozopelma spengeli Enderlein, 1912, by original designation [=Psilopus appendiculatus Bigot, 1890].

11. pallidicorne Curran, 1927:252 (Chrysosoma) Kenya, Tanzania, Congo (Kinshassa)

=lindneri Vanschuytbroeck, 1964:3 (Megistostylus)

=puma Dyte & Smith, 1980:446 (Chrysosoma) ([unnecessary] new name for Chrysosoma pallidicorne Curran),

Genus Amblypsilopus Bigot

Amblypsilopus Bigot, 1889:24. Type species Psilopus pittacinus Loew, 1861 (as pitacinus Fabricius), by original designation.

12. basilewskyi Vanschuytbroeck, 1960:319 (Sciapus) Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda.

13. bipectinatus Parent, 1934:120 (Sciapus) Kenya.

14. cilifrons Parent, 1937:126 (Chrysosoma) Nigeria, Togo, Congo (Kinshassa), Kenya, Madagascar.

15. longifilis Becker, 1923:28 (Chrysosoma) Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Congo (Kinshassa), St. Helena.

16. steelei Grichanov, 1996:289 Kenya.

Subfamily NEURIGONINAE

Tenuopus Curran, 1924: 228. Typc-species Saucropus univittatus Loew, 1868 sensu Curran (misident.) = Tenuopus erroneus Parent, 1934, by original designation.

17. acrosticalis Curran, 1927:3 - Uganda, Nigeria, Zaire, Kenya , Ghana ;

18. unicolor Becker, 1914: 126 (Psilopus) [female] - Kenya, Zaire (?);

Subfamily DOLICHOPODINAE

Tribe Dolichopodini

Genus HERCOSTOMUS Loew

HERCOSTOMUS Loew, 1857b:9. Type-species: Sybistroma longiventris Loew, 1857, by original designation.

19. argyropus par Parent, 1934a:129 (as Hercostomus par Parent), Kenya; Tanzania, Congo (Kinshasa), Uganda , Burundi , Angola .

=par Parent, 1933b:1 [Nomen nudum].

=pulchripes Vanschuytbroeck, 1951c:58, Congo (Kinshasa).

20. blagoderovi Grichanov, 1999 - Kenya.

21. congoensis Curran, 1925a:114 (Dolichopus), Congo (Kinshasa); Burundi, Kenya , Uganda

=longipilus Parent, 1933b:1, Nomen nudum.

=longipilus Parent, 1934a: 128, Congo (Kinshasa).

=bururiensis Vanschuytbroeck [Nomen nudum] (in coll.; described as

Hercostomus fuscipennis Vanschuytbroeck, 1964a:136, nec Meigen, 1824)

=fuscipennis Vanschuytbroeck,1964a:136 nec Meigen [Junior homonym, preocc. fuscipennis Meigen, 1824] (holotype labelled as Hercostomus bururiensis Vanschuytbroeck).

=vanschuytbroecki Dyte et Smith, 1980:451 (new name for Hercostomus fuscipennis Vanschuytbroeck)

22. ozerovi Grichanov, 1999 - Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia.

23. ultimus Parent, 1935a:119. Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya .

24. yakovlevi Grichanov, 1999 - Kenya.

Genus LICHTWARDTIA Enderlein

LICHTWARDTIA Enderlein, 1912: 406. Type-species: Lichtwardtia formosana Enderlein, 1912 [=Dolichopus ziczac Wiedemann, 1824], by original designation.

=VAALIMYIA Curran, 1926: 398. Type-species: Vaalimyia violacea Curran, 1926 [=Dolichopus angularis Macquart, 1842], by original designation.

25. angularis Macquart, 1842: 185 (125) (Dolichopus). Senegal; Gambia , Nigeria , Gabon , Uganda , Kenya , Tanzania , Congo (Kinshasa), Zambia , South Africa, Swaziland , Mozambique.

=metallica Bezzi, 1908: 380 (Rhagoneurus), Congo (Kinshasa). P:1933:5-6(redesc);

=violacea Curran, 1926: 398 (Vaalimyia), South Africa.

=antennata Vanschuytbroeck, 1951: 50 (Vaalimyia), Congo (Kinshasa).

=wittei Vanschuytbroeck, 1951: 46 (Vaalimyia), Congo (Kinshasa).

26. hollisi Grichanov, 1998 - Kenya.

Genus PARACLIUS Loew

PARACLIUS Loew,1864a:97. Type-species: Pelastoneurus arcuatus Loew, I 861, by

designation of Coquillett (1910 : 583). {Paraclius Loew, 1864. here considered

to be a separate nominal genus from Paracleius Bigot, 1859, and not

merely an emended spelling of Paracleius. Loew states that he does not

accept Bigot's genus based upon Dolichopus heteroneurus Macquart.]

27. afer Curran, 1926d:9. South Africa; Kenya.

28. caudatus Parent,1934a:131. Kenya.

Tribe Tachytrechini

Genus TACHYTRECHUS Haliday

29. kenyensis Parent, 1938:409. Kenya, Congo (Kinshasa) . V:1964:1

Subfamily Medeterinae

Genus Medetera Fischer von Waldheim

Medetera Fischer von Waldheim, 1819:7. Type species: Medetera carnivora Fischer von Waldheim, 1819 (= Musca diadema Linnaeus, 1767), by monotypy.

30. afra Curran, 1927:15 South Africa, Kenya.

=longitarsis Curran, 1924:227.

31. mainei Curran, 1925:117 Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Gambia, Angola, Zambia.

=beckeri Parent, 1929:44 [new name for Oligochaetus sp. n. unnamed, Becker, 1923:12],

=currani Parent, 1931:46 (female).

=rutilans Parent, 1935:126 (female),

=viridipalpa Negrobov et Schumann, 1990:229.

32. subviridis Parent, 1939:278 (female) Kenya.

Genus Saccopheronta Becker

Saccopheronta, Becker, 1914:125 (as genus); 1923:12 (as subgenus of Medetera). Type species Saccopheronta nudipes Becker, 1914, by monotony.

33. arnaudi Negrobov, Vanschuytbroeck, Grichanov, 1981:7 Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya, Uganda, Burundi.

=vanschuytbroecki Gosseries, 1988:[304] (Medetera).

34. caffra Curran, 1927:183 (Medetera) South Africa, Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya.

=turneri Parent, 1934:136 (Medetera).

=bicolor Parent, 1935:127.

=zairensis Dyte, Smith, 1980:454 (Medetera).

35. hirsuticosta Parent, 1935:128 Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya.

=subquinta Negrobov, Vanschuytbroeck, Grichanov, 1981:4

=quinta Negrobov, Vanschuytbroeck, Grichanov, 1981:figs.15-19 nec Parent (misidentification).

=pulchra Vanschuytbroeck, 1951:87 (part of paratypes).

36. nudipes Becker, 1914:126 Kenya.

37. parvilamellata Parent, 1938:412 Kenya, Congo (Kinshasa).

38. shatalkini Grichanov, 1997:130 Kenya, Congo (Kinshasa).

=ulrichi Negrobov, Vanschuytbroeck, Grichanov, 1981:3 (part of paratypes).

=pulchra Vanschuytbroeck, 1951:87 (part of paratypes).

39. zicsiana Grichanov, 1997:126 Tanzania, Kenya.

Genus Thrypticus Gerstaecker

Thrypticus Gerstaecker, 1864:43. Type species Thrypticus smaragdinus Gerstaecker, 1864, by monotypy.

40. bellus Loew, 1869:303 Congo (Kinshasa), Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, St. Helena; Egypt, Europe, Palearctic Asia.

=minus Vanschuytbroeck, 1951:96;

=fennicus Vanschuytbroeck, 1951:95 nec Becker.

41. kataevi Grichanov, 1998 Congo (Kinshasa), Cameroon, Kenya, Swaziland.

42. sinevi Grichanov, 1998 Kenya.

43. zagulyaevi Grichanov, 1998 Kenya.

Subfamily Hydrophorinae

Tribe Thinophilini

Thinophilus Wahlberg, 1844:37

44. aquaticus Becker, 1914:125 - Kenya, Madagascar;

Tribe Hydrophorini

Hydrophorus Fallen, 1823:2

45. aureifacies Becker, 1914:124 (male) - Kenya, [?Uganda, ?Tanzania,

?Zaire], ?South Africa,

46. praecox Lehmann, 1822:42 - South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Botswana,

South Arabia, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Gambia, Nigeria, Kenya,

Tanzania, Mauritius, Rodriguez, Aldabra, St. Helena, Cape Verde

Islands, Canary Islands; Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical,

Oriental Regions, Australia, New Zealand;

47. arambourgi Parent, 1938:410 (female) Kenya, V

48. chappuisi Parent, 1938:411 Kenya; V:1952:34, 1964:1

49. jeanneli Parent, 1938:411 - Kenya, Zaire, Tanzania, ?Namibia;

50. ochraceus Becker, 1914:124 (female) - Kenya, Uganda;

Subfamily Rhaphiinae

Rhaphium Meigen, 1803:272

Rhaphium, Meigen, 1803:272. Type species Rh. macrocerum Mg., 1824,

by designation of Curtis, 1835:568.

51. bulyginskayae Grichanov, 1995 - Kenya

52. mcveighi Grichanov, 1995 - Uganda, Kenya

53. reaveyi Grichanov, 1995 - Kenya

54. picketti Grichanov, 1995 - Uganda, Kenya

55. rweruensis Vanschuytbroeck - Zaire, Uganda , Kenya

56. zairensis Negrobov, Grichanov, Bakari, 1982:192 - Zaire, Uganda , Kenya

Subfamily Diaphorinae

Tribe Argyrini

Genus Argyra Macquart, 1834:456

ARGYRA Macquart, 1834:456. Type-species: Musca diaphana Fabricius, 1775, by designation of Rondani (1856:141).

57. robinsoni Grichanov, 1998 - Kenya.

Tribe Diaphorini

Genus Diaphorus Meigen, 1824:32

58. schoutedeni Curran, 1925:121 (Diaphorus) - Zaire, Kenya,

Genus Chrysotus Meigen, 1824:40,

59. inconspicuus Loew, 1860:276 (Chrysotus), South Africa, Kenya,

60. pilicornis Becker, 1914:125 (Chrysotus), - Kenya, Tanzania

Subfamily SYMPYCNINAE

Tribe Sympycnini

Genus SYNTORMON Loew

SYNTORMON Loew, 1857b:35. Type-species: Rhaphium metathesis Loew, 1857

by designation of Coquillett (1910:611).

61. longipes Parent, 1938:414- Kenya; Zaire.

62. peregrinus Parent, 1954:228. 'Afrique orientale: Kondoa'.

Genus SYMPYCNUS Loew

SYMPYCNUS Loew, 1857b:42. Type-species: Porphyrops annulipes Meigen,

1824., by designation of Coquillett (1910:610).

63. munroi Curran, 1925b: 177. South Africa; Kenya; Zaire.

64. obliquus Parent, 1938 :407. Kenya; Rhodesia, Zaire.

65. pectiniger Parent, 1938:408. Kenya.

66. rusticus Parent, 1935a: 124. Zaire: Kenya, St Helena.