Description of Gondwanoscurus curleri sp. nov. from the West Usambara Mts, Tanzania (Diptera: Psychodidae)

Kvifte Gunnar M., Andersen Trond
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(1): 59-62, 2019
Published online: 14th February 2019
Published in print: 10th August 2019
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Abstract: Gondwanoscurus curleri sp. nov. is described based on four males collected in November 1990 and April 1991 in the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. It is the first species of Gondwanoscurus Ježek, 2001 to be described from the African mainland, and the second from the Afrotropical Region. The new species is characterized by a strongly asymmetric first flagellomere with a large mesal projection; and by several genitalic characters including simple gonostyli with acuminate apices and the surstylus without discernable basal projection. A key to world species of Gondwanoscurus is presented based on data from the literature.
Key words: Diptera, Psychodidae, moth flies, taxonomy, Africa, identification key, new species, description
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