Discovery of Dytomyia Bickel (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) on the African continent with description of a new peculiar species from Kenya
Keywords:Biodiversity, Diptera, Dolichopodidae, Sciapodinae, Afrotropical, Kenya, Madagascar, identification key, long-legged flies, new species, taxonomy
A new species of the genus Dytomyia from coastal Kenya is described, and a new identification key to males of Afrotropical species is provided. Dytomyia flavicaudata n. sp. differs from all other species of the genus in the mostly yellow abdomen and entirely yellow hypopygium. The male of D. lutescens (Vanschuytbroeck, 1952) is reliably illustrated for the first time. Sciapus nubilis Parent, 1935 is regarded as a nomen dubium.
To cite: Grichanov, I.Ya. 2021. Discovery of Dytomyia Bickel (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) on the African continent with description of a new peculiar species from Kenya. Israel Journal of Entomology 51: 85–91.
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