Pseudargyrochlamys is a genus of flies in the family Dolichopodidae.[3][4] It was first established by Igor Grichanov in 2006 for four species of Paracleius (now a synonym of Pelastoneurus) from eastern South Africa. A fifth species from South Africa was described in 2020.[5] Members of the genus are restricted to the coast of southern Africa between East London in South Africa and Maputo in Mozambique. The genus is closely related to Argyrochlamys and Phoomyia, which are also found in coastal habitats.[5]

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Dolichopodidae
Subfamily: Dolichopodinae
Genus: Pseudargyrochlamys
Grichanov, 2006[1]
Type species
Paracleius michaeli

Adults of Pseudargyrochlamys have a non-metallic body coloring; the thorax is either mainly yellow-orange with a black longitudinal stripe, or mainly blackish grey; the abdomen is mostly orange-yellow with black dorsolateral spots.[5][6]

Species edit

The genus includes five species:

References edit

  1. ^ Grichanov, I. Y. (2006). "New genera and new combinations for afrotropical Dolichopodinae (Dolichopodidae, Diptera)". International Journal of Dipterological Research. 17: 23–34.
  2. ^ a b c d e Grichanov, Igor Ya. (2004). "Review of Afrotropical Dolichopodinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)" (PDF). Plant Protection News, Supplements. St.Petersburg: All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection RAAS: 1–244. ISSN 1815-3682.
  3. ^ Yang, D.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, M.; Zhang, L. (2006). World Catalog of Dolichopodidae (Insecta: Diptera). Beijing: China Agricultural University Press. pp. 1–704. ISBN 9787811171020.
  4. ^ Grichanov, Igor Ya. (2018). "An annotated catalogue of afrotropical Dolichopodoidae (Diptera)". Plant Protection News, Supplements. St.Petersburg: All-Union Research Institute of Plant Protection (VISR) (25). doi:10.5281/zenodo.1187006.
  5. ^ a b c d Grichanov, I.Ya. (2020). "A new species of Pseudargyrochlamys Grichanov, 2006 from South Africa (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)" (PDF). Russian Entomological Journal. 29 (1): 97–101. doi:10.15298/rusentj.29.1.14.
  6. ^ Naglis, S.; Grootaert, P.; Brooks, S. E. (2013). "Phoomyia, a new genus of Dolichopodinae from the Oriental Region (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3666 (1): 93–99. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3666.1.9. PMID 26217840. S2CID 30076808. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-27. (Erratum: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3691.1.10)