An annotated checklist of Namibian Dolichopodidae (Diptera)

Compiled by I. Grichanov (January, 2003)



Until recently, very little information was available with respect to the Namibian Dolichopodidae. Twenty species were recorded and described in recent reviews of Afrotropical genera and subfamilies of the family (Grichanov 1996-1999). The majority of species have been collected in the central arid part of the country, being xerophilous and halophilous by nature. Some of these species are widely distributed across semi-deserts or maritime territories of the Old World (Amblypsilopus munroi (Curran, 1924), Hydrophorus praecox Lehmann, 1822, Tachytrechus tessellatus (Macquart, 1842), Thinophilus indigenus Becker, 1902). The remaining are regarded as being endemic to Namibia (Medetera chumakovi Grichanov, 1997, Medetera rikhterae Grichanov, 1997, Thinophilus munroi setiscutellatus Grichanov,1997) or to southern part of Africa (Cemocarus griseatus (Curran, 1926), Medetera norlingi Grichanov, 1997, Medetera polleti Grichanov, 1997, Medetera subchevi Grichanov, 1997, Condylostylus imitator Curran, 1924). Namibia as a whole and north-eastern parts of the country (Kwando river basin) has a significant tropical element, with many species common with central Africa or occurring across the continental Afrotropics. To date I have examined about 50 species of the family collected in Namibia, some of which should be described as new taxa, but the real number may reach 100-200 species following a special expedition covering a wider geographical area of the country.
 
New records for Namibia are marked with an asterisk (*). Full label data for some additional material in the collection of the National Museum of Namibia (NMNW), particularly from the Brandberg pilot study, have been reported elsewhere (Grichanov 2000a, 2000b). The new material is deposited mainly in alcohol; pinned specimens are marked in the list.




The old version of the checklist see here 

SCIAPODINAE
notes: This subfamily was revised by Grichanov (1998a, 1999a, 2000a), with keys to afrotropical genera and species provided (Grichanov 1998a).
Genus Amblypsilopus Bigot, 1889
Amblypsilopus cilifrons(Parent, 1937)
distributionNigeria, Togo, Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia*.

material: 4[MM], Katima Mulilo, 1742'55S, 2432'47E; 1747'21S, 2438'38E; 1748'36S, 2432'18E; 13[MF], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; I-III.

Amblypsilopus munroi (Curran, 1924)

= Amblypsilopus parilis (Parent, 1931).

DISTRIBUTION: Nigeria, Togo, Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia.

PREVIOUS RECORDS: Rietfontein, 23 mls SW Grootfontein; Rundu, 1748'56S, 1853'38E; 1733'17S, 1832'30E (Grichanov 1996, 1999a, 2000a).

MATERIAL: 1[M], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; 7[MF], Opuwo, 1726'S, 1409'E; I-III, VI.

Genus BickeliolusGrichanov, 1996

Bickeliolus trochanteralis (Curran, 1924)

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia*.

material: 2[M], 1[F] in alcohol, 2[M], 1[F] on pins, Opuwa, 1726'S, 1409'E; 1907'15S, 1337'06E; I, III.

Material:3[M], [Namibia:] Damara, De Vulder [ZMS].

Genus Chrysosoma Guerin-Meneville, 1831

Chrysosoma tricrinitum Parent, 1933

DISTRIBUTION: Congo (Kinshasa), Burundi, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia.

PREVIOUS RECORDS: West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E;IX-X (Grichanov 2000a).

Genus Condylostylus Bigot, 1859

Condylostylus imitator Curran, 1924

distributionZimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia.

previous recordsNakatwa, Mudamu Game Reserve, 1811'S, 2325'E (Grichanov 2000a).

material18[MF], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; I-III.

Condylostylus sinclairi Grichanov, 2000

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsRundu, 1748'56S, 1853'38E;1733'17S, 1832'30E; 1750'25S, 1854'26E; 1754'46S, 1935'16E; Kaudom Game reserve, 1840'S, 2052'E; Mangetti, 1840'S, 1902'E (Grichanov 2000a).

material10[MF] in alcohol and 31[MF] on pins, Katima Mulilo, 1748'36S, 2432'18E; 1749'21S, 2436'07E; 1750'01S, 2436'09E; 5[MF], Mukwe, 1804'04S, 2128'51E; 1[M], Kaudom Game Reserve, 1848'32S, 2043'57E; I-II, XII.

Genus Mesorhaga Schiner, 1868

Mesorhaga kirkspriggsi Grichanov, 2000

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsRundu, 1733'17S, 1832'30E; I (Grichanov 2000a).

Genus Parentia Hardy, 1935

Parentia asymmetrica Grichanov, 2000

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E, IX-X (Grichanov 2000a).


DOLICHOPODINAE

notes: This subfamily has been recently revised by Grichanov (in press), with keys to afrotropical genera and species provided.
Genus Dolichopus Latreille, 1796
Dolichopus spec. nov. Grichanov (inpress)
distributionSouth Africa, Ethiopia, Congo (Kinshasa), Namibia*.

material: 1[M], West Caprivi Park, 1745'54S, 2321'10E; about 25[MF], Mahango Game Park, 1813'19S, 2145'10E; X.

Genus Hercostomus Loew, 1857

Hercostomus argyropus argyropus (Loew, 1858)

distributionSouth Africa; Zimbabwe, Namibia*.

material2[MM], 2[FF], Katima Mulilo, 1749'21S, 2436'07E; 1750'00S, 2435'58E; II-III.

notes: Type material has been examined in the collection of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, and lectotype and paralectotypes are here designated in order to promote stability of nomenclatureLectotype[M], R / 183 / 151 / Gymnopternus argyropus[M]Paralectotypes: 1[M], 187 / 152 / Gymnopternus argyropus[M]; 1[F], R / 186 / 153 / Gymnopternus argyropus[F]; 1[F], R [no other labels].

Hercostomus argyropus par (Parent, 1934)

= Hercostomus par Parent, 1934.

distributionKenya; Tanzania, Congo (Kinshasa), Uganda, Burundi, Angola, Namibia, Botswana.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1808'S, 2141'E; 1745'37S, 2320'55E (Grichanov 2000a).

material12[MF], West Caprivi Park, 1745'54S, 2321'10E; III-IV, IX-X.

notes: Caprivi Strip seems to be a region were the two subspecies of H. argyropus may occur together with each otherH. a. par is somewhat more variable in colouration of tarsi than H. a. argyropus.

Hercostomusspec. nov. Grichanov (inpress)

distributionSouth Africa, Ethiopia, Congo (Kinshasa), Namibia*.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1745'37'S, 2320'55'E (Grichanov,inpress)

material: About 20[MF], West Caprivi Park, 1745'54S, 2321'10E; IX-X.

Genus Lichtwardtia Enderlein, 1912

Lichtwardtia angularis (Macquart, 1842)

distributionSenegal; Gambia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Gabon, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo (Kinshasa), Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1808'S, 2141'E (Grichanov 2000a).

materialAbout 20[MF] in alcohol and 1 [F] on pin, West Caprivi Park, 1745'54S, 2321'10E; 1813'19S, 2145'10E; 1[M], 1 [F] on pins, Katima Mulilo, 1750'00S, 2435'58E; III-IV, X.

notes: The material examined represents two phenotypes of the species that may be two different species.

Lichtwardtia fractinervis (Parent, 1929)

distributionBenin; Ghana, Nigeria, Congo (Kinshasa), Uganda, Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Botswana.

previous recordsOnguma Fm., 55 mls NW Tsumeb; Rundu, 1733'17S, 1832'30E; 1748'56S, 1853'38E; I (Grichanov 1998b, 2000a).

material2[MF] on pins, Tsumkwe, 1918'00S, 2039'42E; 8[MF] on pins, Katima Mulilo, 1749'21S, 2436'07E; 1750'00S, 2435'58E; III, XII.

Lichtwardtia nikolaevae Grichanov1998.

distributionNamibia, Congo (Kinshasa).

previous recordsAmeib Farm, 19 mls NW Karibib; I-II (Grichanov 1998b).

Lichtwardtia sukharevae Grichanov1998.

distributionBotswana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Senegal.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E (Grichanov 2000a).

material1[F], Mahango Game Park, 1813'19S, 2145'10E; IX-X.

Genus ParacleiusBigot, 1859

=Pelastoneurus Loew, 1861.

=Paraclius Bigot, disputable emendation by Loew, 1864.

=Paraclius Coquillet, 1910 (as Paraclius Loew).

=Paraclius Bigot, authors.

=Paraclius Loew, authors.

notes: 73 afrotropical species are known in theParacleiuss.l. (Grichanov, in press).I consider here Paraclius Coquillet (who erroneously designated a new type species for the genus with emended name) and Pelastoneurus Loew as synonyms of Paracleius Bigot. Now about 330 species of the Paraclius/Pelastoneurus complex are known from all zoogeographical regions. I have looked on several North American Pelastoneurus (including type species P. vagans) and Paraclius species and have studied species descriptions published by many authors. In fact, many Oriental, Neotropical and Afrotropical species could be placed between typical North American Paraclius and Pelastoneurus. It is worth to note also that the genus has poor borders with ArgyrochlamysLamb and Hercostomus s.l.

Paracleiusambiguus (Parent1934)

distributionGhana; Congo (Kinshasa), Namibia.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; Khorixas, 2037'09S, 1357'31E; IX-X (Grichanov 2000a, as Pelastoneurus ambiguus).

Paracleiusmicrurus (Parent1933)

distributionCongo (Kinshasa), Uganda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia*.

materialAbout 25[MF], Skeleton Coast Pk, Hoanib River, 1928'S, 12??'E; 1904'30S, 1233'42E; 2011'S, 1313'E; 1[F], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; 5[MF] on pins, Khorixas, 2025'06S, 1349'11E; 2[FF], Opuwa, 1907'15S, 1337'06E; I-II, IV, XI.

GenusTachytrechusHaliday in Walker, 1851

Tachytrechus tessellatus (Macquart, 1842)

distributionSenegal; Gambia, Cape Verde Is., Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Aldabra, Ethiopia, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Socotra, Egypt, Israel; Oriental Region, New Caledonia.

previous recordsOtjitambi Fm., 27 mls ESE Kamanjab;Swakop R., 3 mls. S. Okahandja;Armeib Farm, 19 mls NW Karibib;Naukluft Pk., 2414'45S, 1606'17E;Khorixas, 2037'09S, 1357'31E; I-II, IV, IX-X (Grichanov 1998e, 2000a).

material1[F], Namib-Naukluft Park, 2408'32S, 1605'05E; about 35[MF], Lderitz, 2659'13S, 1539'01E; 5[MF] on pins, Khorixas, 2100'869S, 1438'127E; 1[F] on pin, Etosha, SE 1816 Ca; IX, XII.


MEDETERINAE

notes: This subfamily was revised by Grichanov (1999b, 2000a), with keys to afrotropical genera and species provided (Grichanov 1999b).
Genus Corindia Bickel, 1986
Corindia saegeri Grichanov1998
distributionCongo (Kinshasa), Gabon, Namibia.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; IX (Grichanov 2000a).

Genus GrootaertiaGrichanov, 1999

Grootaertiaspec. nov. Grichanov (inpreparation)

Genus Medetera Fischer von Waldheim, 1819

Medetera africana africana Grichanov, 2000

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia*.

material: 1[M], 2[FF], Mariental, 2510'S, 1958'E; II

Medetera capensis Curran, 1926

distributionSouth Africa; Namibia.

previous recordsBrandberg, 2113'05S, 1431'01E; 2110'42"S, 1432'55"E; 2110'46"S, 1432'52"E; 2110'40"S, 1433'08"E; Lderitz, 2759'28S, 1639'14E; Rundu, 1752'58S, 1926'49E I, VIII, X-XI (Grichanov 2000a).

material: 1[M] on pin, Lderitz, 2720'04S, 1546'00E; 2[MF] on pins, Brandberg, 2110'43"S, 1432'51"E; III, VIII-IX.

Medetera chumakovi Grichanov1997

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsOkahanja, Camping place; II (Grichanov 1997a).

material: 8[MF],on pins, Karibib, 2222'40S, 1544'58E; 1[F] on pin, Khorixas, 1949'17S, 1439'53E; 1[F] on pin,, Gobabis, 2201'59"S, 1957'22"E; II, IV, V.

Medeteracimbebasia Grichanov, 2000

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsLderitz, 2738'S, 1628'E; 2800'S, 1638'E; Brandberg, 2110'46"S, 1432'52"E; 2110'40"S, 1433'08"E; 2110'77S, 143287E; IX-X (Grichanov 2000a).

material: 1[M], Katima Mulilo, 1759'S, 2417'E; 9[MF], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; 2[MM], Lderitz, 2800'S, 1638'E; 6[MF] on pins, Brandberg, 2110'43"S, 1432'51"E; I-IV, IX.

Medetera lvovskiiGrichanov, 1999

distributionCongo (Kinshasa); Namibia.

previous records10 km NE Dikweya, Kavango, 1741'S, 1832'E; Ovambo, 1725'S, 1603'E; 1728'S, 1623'E; 1736'S, 1736'E; West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; I, IX (Grichanov 2000a).

material: 10[MF], Katima Mulilo, 1753'53S, 2443'19E; 3[MM], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; 7[MF], Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; I-III, IX.

Medetera norlingi Grichanov1997

distributionCongo (Kinshasa); Namibia.

previous records:Kahn River, 5 mls. N. UsakosOnguma Fm., 55mls NW Tsumeb;Okahanja, Camping place; Waterberg Plateau, Park Restcamp, 2030'S, 1714'E; Hereroland East, Eiseb River at: 2039'S, 2005'E; Rundu, 1750'25S, 1854'26E; 1733'17S, 1832'30E; West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; Kaudom Game reserve, 1840'S, 2052'E; I-IV, IX-XII (Grichanov 1997a, 2000a).

material: 2[MM], 2[FF], Opuwa, 1719'30S, 1348'56E; 3[MF], Katima Mulilo, 1742'55S, 2432'47E; 2[MF], Grootfontein, SE1917Ac; II, X, XII.

Medetera normalis Curran, 1924

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Burundi, Tanzania, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Ghana.

previous recordsKombat; Ameib Farm, 19 mls NW Karibib; Mariental district, 2510'S, 1958'E; Ovamboland, SE 1715 Cb; Tsumkwe, Bushmanland, SE 1920 Cb; West Caprivi Park, 1808'S, 2141'E; 1745'37S, 2320'55E; Windhoek, 2234'S, 1705'E; Lderitz, Rooiberg, 2738'S, 1628'E; Naukluft Pk., 2414'45S, 1606'17E; I-VI, IX-XII (Grichanov 1997a, 2000a).

material: 10[MF], West Caprivi Park, 1749'28S, 2318'49E; 2[MF], Etosha NP, 1848'S, 1702'E; 20[MF], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; 2[MF] on pins, Karibib, 2222'40S, 1544'58E; 2[MF] on pins, Katima Mulilo, 1750'01S, 2436'09E; I-II, IV, X.

Medetera polletiGrichanov1997a

distributionNamibia, Botswana.

previous recordsKahn River, 5 mls. N. Usakos; Aar Farm, 25 mls ESE Aus;Barby Farm 25 mls W Helmeringhausen; Okahanja, Camping place; I-II (Grichanov 1997a).

material: 1[M], Khorixas, 2001'46S, 1426'52E; 1[M] 3[FF] on pins, Windhoek, 2240'65S, 1659'18E; 2[FF] on pins, Etosha NP, 1909'59S, 1433'12E; 1[F] on pin, Tsumkwe, 1954'34S, 2044'08E; 1[F] on pin, Bethanie, SE 2618 Ca; X, XII.

Medetera pseudotiosa Grichanov, 1999

distributionNamibia, Congo (Kinshasa).

previous recordsAmeib Farm, I-II (Grichanov 1999a).

Medetera rikhterae Grichanov, 1997a

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsAar Farm, 25 mls ESE Aus; Opuwa, 1825'S, 1347'E; I, III (Grichanov 1997a, 2000a).

Medetera simplicis Curran, 1924

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia, Congo (Kinshasa).

previous recordsOtjitambiFm., 27 mls ESE Kamanjab; II (Grichanov 1997a).

Medeterasubchevi Grichanov1997

distributionNamibia, South Africa, Botswana.

previous recordsOkahanja, Camping place; Kombat; Otjikoko Sud Fm., 33 mls ENE Omaruru; Rundu, 1750'25S, 1854'26E; 1733'17S, 1832'30E; 1748'56S, 1853'38E; Mariental, 2510S, 1958E; 2608'39S, 1957'11E; West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; Ovambo, 1725S, 1603E; 1729S, 1651E; Tsumkwe, SE 1920 Cb; Kaudom Game reserve, 1830S, 2044E; I-VI, IX-XII (Grichanov 1997a, 2000a).

material: 11[MF], Mariental, 2510'S, 1958'E; 1[M] in alcohol, 7[MF] on pins, Khorixas, 1949'17S, 2436'09E; 2001'46S, 1426'52E; 15[MF], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; 4[MF] in alcohol, 1[M] on pin, Katima Mulilo, 1750'01S, 2436'09E; 1753'53S, 2443'19E; 1[F] on pin, Tsumkwe, 1947'36S, 2059'51E; II-III, V, XII.

Genus ThrypticusGerstaecker, 1864

Thrypticus kataevi Grichanov, 1998

distributionCongo (Kinshasa), Cameroon, Kenya, Swaziland, Namibia.

previous recordsBrandberg, 211329S, 143098E; IV (Grichanov2000a).


HYDROPHORINAE

notesSee brief review of the afrotropical fauna of the subfamily Hydrophorinae by Grichanov (1997b) with key to afrotropical genera provided.
GenusCemocarus Meuffels & Grootaert, 1984
notes: Two or three more still undescribed species are found in Namibian material. See also redescription of Cemocarus griseatus by Meuffels & Grootaert (1984).
Cemocarus griseatus (Curran, 1926)

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia.

previous recordsLderitz, 2724'19S, 1512'42E; 2837'16S, 1626'08E; VIII-IX (Grichanov 2000a)

Genus HydrophorusFalln, 1823

notesSee notes on the afrotropical Hydrophorus in Grichanov (1997b).

Hydrophorus praecox (Lehmann, 1822)

=Hydrophorus inaequalipes (Macquart, 1834)

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, South Arabia, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Gambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Rodriguez, Aldabra, St. Helena, Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands; Palearctic, Oriental Regions, Australia, New Zealand.

previous records: Kaokoveld, 5 miles SE Kovares, 90 miles SE Ohopoho (as Hydrophorus hydrophylax Parent and Hydrophorus jeanneli Parent; Vanschuytbroeck, 1960); Brandberg, 211329S, 143098E; 211077S, 143287E; 211076S, 143316E; 210900S, 14 3451E, Naukluft Pk., 2414'45S, 1606'17E; 2324S, 1503'E; Lderitz, 2800'S, 1638'E; Bogenfels Area, 2726S, 1524'E; SMI 2210, Panner HC-7, Rossing Mine Survey, SE 2214 B6; SE 1812 HC, Skeleton Coast Park; Hoanib River Khowarib Schlucht, SE 1913 Bd; SMI 707, Fish Pond, Rssing; Boulder Pool 3, Rssing Survey, SE 2214Db; Rundu, Kavango, 1800S, 1941E; Tuguva, Kavango, 1726S, 1827E; Etosha, Pan, Outjo, S.M.N. 22851; Epembe, Kaokoland, 1734S, 1332'E; S.M.N. 7535, Okankuejo, Etosha Pan, Outjo; Omuulu, Ovambo, 1730S, 1610E; Orupembe, Kaokoland, 1810S, 1234E (Grichanov 2000a).

material4[MF], Etosha NP, 1852'S, 1703'E; 1903'S, 1612'E; about 30[MF], Swakopmund, 1730S, 1610E; 1[F], Khoroxas, 1955'10S, 1440'51E; about 60[MF], Lderitz, 2659'13S, 1539'01E; 3[FF], Mariental, 2404'55S, 1924'42E; 2[FF], Skeleton Coast Pk, 1928'S, 12??'E; 1[M] on pin, Karasburg, 2826'10S, 1732'20E; 1[M] on pin, Namib-Naukluft Park, 2408'32S, 1605'05E; I-IX, XI-XII.

notes: The material mentioned by Vanschuytbroeck (1960) was found in the Zoological Museum of Lund University (Sweden) under the names H. hydrophylax Parent and H. jeanneli Parent; it has been examined by Grichanov and is referred here to H. praecox. One [M] was traced in the so-called Loews collection of the Swedish Museum of Natural History (Stockholm) with the following labels (separated here by /): Svakop., Africae / J. Wahlb. / 1/9 / 164 / Hydrophorus inaequalipes. The specimen was mentioned by H. Loew in 1858.

Hydrophorus spinicornis Loew, 1858

=Hydrophorus vaalensis Parent, 1954, syn. nov.

distributionSouth Africa; Lesotho, Zimbabwe, ?Namibia.

previous records: Doubtful (Grichanov1997b, as Hydrophorus ?vaalensis).

notes: Type material has been examined: Holotype [F], 179 / 163 / Hydrophorus spinicornis (in the collection of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm). Description of a female H. vaalensisby Parent (1954) and diagnosis of the species given by Grichanov(1997b) correspond to holotype of H. spinicornis.

Genus Thinophilus Wahlberg, 1844

Thinophilus bipunctatus Curran, 1926

distributionSouth Africa; Congo (Kinshasa), Namibia.

previous recordsSkeleton Coast, 1716S, 1147E; Khorixas, 2037'09S, 1357'31E; IV, X (Grichanov 2000a).

Thinophilus imperialis (Curran, 1924)

distributionSouth Africa; Namibia*, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo (Kinshasa).

material7[MF], Mahango Game Park, 1813'19S, 2145'10E; X.

Thinophilus indigenus Becker, 1902

distributionEgypt; Mongolia, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, Cape Verde Is., Ethiopia, South Yemen, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Zaire, Tanzania, Madagascar, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland; India, Nepal, Malaya, Borneo, Philippines, Taiwan.

previous recordsNr. Onseepkans, Orange R. banksSwakop R., 3 mls. S.Okahandja; I, IV (Grichanov 1997c).

Thinophilus maculatus Parent, 1929

distributionSudan; Namibia*.

material2[MF], Tsumkwe, 1909'58S, 2054'40E; 1910'00S, 2036'09E; 2[FF], Opuwa, 1719'30S, 1348'56E; Rundu, 1748'58S, 1853'38E; 1[M] on pin, Khorixas, 1952'06S, 1401'13E; 1[F] on pin, Mahango Game Park, 1810'26S, 2143'12E; I, X, XII.

Thinophilus munroi setiscutellatus Grichanov1997

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsSwakopmund; Bogenfels Area, 2726S, 1524'E; I, IV (Grichanov 1997c, 2000a).

Thinophilus palpatus Parent, 1930

distributionEthiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Namibia, Botswana.

previous recordsNr. Onseepkans, Orange R. banksOtjitambi Fm., 27 mls ESE Kamanjab; Ameib Farm; I-II (Grichanov 1997c).

Thinophilus prudens Curran, 1926

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, Zaire, Senegal.

previous recordsKhorixas, 2037'09S, 1357'31E; X (Grichanov2000a).

material1[F], Tsumkwe, 1910'00S, 2036'09E; 7[MF], Skeleton Coast Pk, Hoanib River, 1928'S, 12??'E; 1[F] on pin, Damaraland, SE 2114 Ba; II, XII.

DIAPHORINAE

notes: The afrotropical genera of the subfamily are still not fully revised. See key to Namibian dolichopodid genera provided by Grichanov (2002a).

Genus Acropsilus Mik, 1878

notes: A key to afrotropical species is provided by Grichanov (1998c).

Acropsilus brevitalus (Parent, 1937)

distributionCongo (Kinshasa), Tanzania, Namibia*; Israel.

previous records: Namibia (Grichanov 2000a, as Acropsilus sp.).

material: 1[M], West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E, IX.

notes: This is a small-sized species having apparently wider distribution than it is known today.

Genus Asyndetus Loew, 1869

notes: One more still undescribed species is found in Namibian material.

Asyndetus virgatusCurran, 1926

distributionSouth Africa, Namibia.

previous recordsOmaruru, 2058'05"S, 1406'36"E; Brandberg, 211140S, 143169E; West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; Kaudom Game reserve, 1840S, 2052E (Grichanov 2000a).

materialAbout 60[MF] in alcohol and 4[MF] on pins, Katima Mulilo, 1742'55S, 2432'47E; 1748'36S, 2432'18E; 1750'00S, 2436'09E; 1750'01S, 2436'09E; 1753'53S, 2443'19E; 1755'07S, 2423'45E; 1759'S, 2417'E; about 400[MF], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; about 50[MF] in alcohol and 17[MF] on pins, Opuwa, 1719'30S, 1348'56E; 1703'37S, 1329'32E; 1907'15S, 1337'06E; 11[MF], West Caprivi Park, 1745'54S, 2321'10E; 1749'28S, 2318'49E; 6[F], Etosha NP, 1848'S, 1702'E; about 20[MF], Mukwe, 1804'04S, 2128'51E; 1[M], Mahango Game Park, 1813'19S, 2145'10E; about 20[MF], Rundu, 1746'56S, 1853'38E; I-IV, IX-X.

Genus Chrysotus Meigen, 1824

notes: Two more still undescribed species are found in Namibian material.

Chrysotus inconspicuusLoew, 1860

distributionSouth Africa, Kenya, Namibia.

previous recordsBrandberg, 211329S, 143098E;West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; IV, IX-X (Grichanov 2000a).

notes: Type material has been examined in the collection of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm and lectotype and paralectotype are here designated in order to promote stability of nomenclatureLectotype[M], 193 / 154 / Chrysotus inconspiquus[M];Paralectotype[F], 194 / 155 / Chrysotus inconspiquus[F].

GenusCryptophlepsLichtwardt, 1898

Cryptophlepsrothii Couturier, 1978

distributionIvory Coast, Namibia.

previous recordsOmaruru, 2058'05"S, 1406'36"E (Grichanov 2000a).

material2[MF], Tsumeb, 1910'04S, 1745'47E; 2[MF], Opuwa, 1719'30S, 1348'56E; II, X.

Genus Diaphorus Meigen, 1824

Diaphorus lawrencei Curran, 1926

distributionMozambique; Chad, Ghana, Congo (Kinshasa), Malawi, South Africa, Namibia.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E (Grichanov 2000a).

material5[M], 3[F], Katima Mulilo, 1759'S, 2417'E; 1[F] on pin, Katima Mulilo, 1750'00S, 2435'08E; 1[M], Opuwa, 1703'37S, 1329'32E; 11[MF] in alcohol, 1[M], 2[FF] on pins, Mukwe, 1804'04S, 2128'51E; 12[MF] in alcohol, 2[FF] on pins, Mahango Game Park, 1813'19S, 2145'10E; I, IV, X.

Genus Trigonocera Becker, 1902

Trigonocera africana Naglis, 1999

distributionZambia, Namibia.

previous recordsSkeleton Coast, 1716'S, 1147'E; IV (Naglis 1999).

material: 3[F], Katima Mulilo, 1742'55S, 2432'47E; 1747'21S, 2438'38E; II-III.


SYMPYCNINAE

notes: The afrotropical genera of the subfamily are still not fully revised. See key to Namibian dolichopodid genera provided by Grichanov (2000a).
GenusCampsicnemusHaliday in Walker, 1851
notes: A key to afrotropical species is provided by Grichanov (1998d).
Campsicnemus caffer Curran, 1926

distributionSouth Africa; Namibia.

previous recordsBrandberg, 211329S, 143098E; West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E (Grichanov 2000a).

material6[MF], Mahango Game Park, 1813'19S, 2145'10E; 1[M], Rundu, 1755'46S, 1858'43E; 1[M], Opuwa, 1719'30S, 1348'56E; IV, X.

Genus Micromorphus Mik, 1878

Micromorphus maraisi Grichanov, 2000

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsKhorixas, 203709S, 135731E; Omaruru, 2058'05S, 1406'36E; X (Grichanov 2000b).

material1[F], Windhoek, 2329'S, 1646'E; 1[F], Skeleton Coast Pk, Hoanib River, 1928'S, 12??'E; 1[M], 4[FF] on pins, Khorixas, 202506S, 134911E; II, X.

GenusSympycnusLoew, 1857

notes: Two more still undescribed species are found in Namibian material.

Sympycnus discrepans Parent, 1934

distributionSouth Africa; Namibia*, Malawi, Madagascar, Congo (Kinshasa), Cameroon, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Ivory Coast.

material1[F], S.W. Africa (25), Swakopmund, 26-30.I.1972 / general sweeping / Southern African Exp., B.M. 1972-1 [NHML]; 1[F], S.W. Africa (W37), Otjitambi Fm., 26 mls. ESE Kamanjab, 13-15.II.1972 / Southern African Exp., B.M. 1972-1 [NHML].

Sympycnus munroiCurran, 1925

distributionSouth Africa; Namibia, Zimbabwe, Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Gambia.

previous recordsBrandberg, 211329S, 143098E; West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; IV, IX-X (Grichanov 2000a).

material3[MF], West Caprivi Park, 1745'37S, 2320'55E; about 20[MF], Mahango Game Park, 1813'19S, 2145'10E; IX-X.

Genus Teuchophorus Loew, 1857

Teuchophorus caprivi Grichanov, 2000

distributionNamibia.

previous recordsWest Caprivi Park, 1745'37'S, 2320'55'E; IX-X (Grichanov 2000b).

Holotype [in alcohol]. G, Namibia:, 28.IX.-02.X.1998, A.H. Kirk-Spriggs, Malaise trap dry woodland [NMN].


REFERENCES

Grichanov, I.Ya. 1996a. Four new species of the genus Amblypsilopus Bigot (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Tropical Africa and Papua New Guinea. Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research7(4): 285-294.
Grichanov, I.Ya. 1996. Afrotropical species of the genus Condylostylus Bigot (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research7(3): 217-222.
Grichanov, I.Ya. 1996. Afrotropical species of the genus Ethiosciapus Bickel (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research7(3): 223-227.

Grichanov, I.Ya. 1997a. Eight new species of Medetera Fischer von Waldheim (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Tropical Africa. Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research8(4): 173-179.

Grichanov, I.Ya.1997b. A brief review of the Afrotropical fauna of the subfamily Hydrophorinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) with description of Cemocarus stuckenbergi sp.n. Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research8(3): 149-157.

Grichanov, I.Ya. 1997c. Notes on Afrotropical and Palearctic species of the genus Thinophilus Wahlberg (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) with descriptions of new species. Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research8(3): 135-147.

Grichanov, I.Ya. 1998a. New data on Sciapodinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) with a revised catalogue and keys to Afrotropical species. Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. natur. Belg. Entomol., 68: 79-130.

Grichanov, I.Ya. 1998b. Afrotropical species of the genus Lichtwardtia Enderlein (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research9(3): 221-236.

Grichanov, I.Ya. 1998c. Afrotropical species of the genus Acropsilus Mik (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research9(3): 183-190.

Grichanov, I.Ya. 1998d. Two new species of Campsicnemus Haliday (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Tropical Africa.Inernational Journal of Dipterological Research9(2): 109-113. 

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Grichanov, I.Ya. 1999b. A brief review of the Afrotropical fauna of the subfamily Medeterinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) with descriptions of a new genus and new species. Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. natur. Belg. Entomol., 69: 87-112.

Grichanov, I.Ya. 2000a. New Afrotropical Sciapodinae and Medeterinae with a review of Namibian Dolichopodidae (Diptera) Studia dipterologica 7(2): 399-435.

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Authors address

Igor Ya. Grichanov

All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, St. Petersburg, Pushkin 189620, Russia: e-mail: grichanov@mail.ru


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