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One hundred years of solitude ended: A second species of marmasoma white, 1916 (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Eclimini) from Australia

Li, Xuankun; Yeates, David K.

Description

Known as a monotypic genus for over a century, Marmasoma White, 1916 is an endemic Australian bee fly genus belonging to the tribe Eclimini of the subfamily Bombyliinae. A new species: Marmasoma hortorum sp. nov. is described based on a series of specimens from Western Australia and South Australia. This new species can be easily distinguished from the congener by the inconspicuous pale wing markings and mostly white to pale yellow scales on the body, as well as characters of both male and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164314
Source: Zootaxa
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4420.1.2

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