Bombylisoma senegalense (Macquart) & Bombylisoma pectorale (Loew)

This is either one variable species or a species complex.
A medium-sized species of an entirely deep black colour, but clothed with a yellowish furriness.
Form senegalense (from West Africa): with black hair on the face and pleura.
Form pectorale (from South Africa): with pale yellowish hair on the face and pleura.

Description by Bezzi:

Description by Loew:

Description by Hesse:

Photos of B. pectorale (Pindip):

Taxonomy after:
Greathead, D. J. (1996). The genus Bombylisoma Rondani (Diptera: Bombyliidae): phylogenetics and review of species from the Afrotropical Region. Insect Systematics & Evolution, 27(1), 11–24. doi:10.1163/187631296x00188

iNat observation:

Posted on September 21, 2023 10:05 PM by traianbertau traianbertau


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