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Tunesische Psychodiden (Diptera, Psychodidae)


Wagner,  Rüdiger
Limnological River Station Schlitz, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Wagner, R. (1987). Tunesische Psychodiden (Diptera, Psychodidae). Entomofauna, 8(2), 9-28.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-CAD2-6
A collection of Psychodidae (Diptera) made by Dr. H. Malicky in Tunesia contained the following species: Tinearia alternata (SAY, 1824), T. lativentri (BERDEN, 1952), Psychoda cinera BANKS, 1895, P. grisescens TONNOIR, 1922, Psychoda spec., Pericoma blandula EATON, 1893, P. barbarica VAILLANT, 1955, P. exquisita EATON, 1893, Tonnoiriella atlantica (SATCHELL, 1953) stat. n., Clytocerus kabylicus sp. n., Philosepedon beaucornui VAILLANT, 1974, Paramormia ustulata (WALKER, 1856), Panimerus goetghebueri (TONNOIR, 1919), P. maynei (TONNOIR, 1920), Mormia tenebricosa (VAILLANT, 1954), M. similis sp. n., Jungiella fraudulenta (EATON, 1896) stat. n., and J. malickyi sp. n. Some of these species could only be identified by comparison with type material from the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). The following taxonomic changes are neccessary: Clytocerus wollastoni SATCHELL, 1953, is endemic of Madeira; in continental North Africa it is replaced by C. kabylicus sp. n. Panimerus fraudulentus identified by VAILLANT from the western alps is differed from the Algerian type material. VAILLANT's species therefore is named Jungiella occidentalis sp. n. Both species are provisionally placed in genus Jungiella VAILLANT, because of the presence of a furca. Tonnoiriella atlantica SATCHELL is redescribed. Adequate figures of all North African species mentioned are provided. The closest biogeographic relations of North African Psychodidae seem to be with western palearctic fauna. There is no evident connection with the afrotropical region. North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula share the following species: Pericoma barbarica VAILLANT and Mormia tenebricosa VAILLANT. Thornburghiella quezeli (VAILLANT, 1955) and Pericoma latina SARA, 1954, are distributed over the Appenin Peninsula and North Africa. The Berdeniella lucasii-species-group has a circumthyrrhenian distribution. Tonnoirella atlantica, Clytocerus kabylicus sp. n., Philosepedon beaucornui, Mormia similis sp. n., Jungiella fraudulenta, and Jungiella malickyi sp. n. are definitely restricted to North Africa.