Project 2277: S. A. Marshall, N. L. Evenhuis. 2015. New species without dead bodies: a case for photo-based descriptions, illustrated by a striking new species of Marleyimyia Hesse (Diptera, Bombyliidae) from South Africa. ZooKeys. 525:117-127.
Specimen: Marleyimyia xylocopae Marshall and Evenhuis, 2015 (unvouchered)

Abstract

A new bombyliid species Marleyimyia xylocopae Marshall & Evenhuis, sp. n., an apparent mimic of the carpenter bee Xylocopa flavicollis (De Geer), is described from South Africa on the basis of photographs only. The pros and cons of species descriptions in the absence of preserved type specimens are discussed.


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Article DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.525.6143

Project DOI: 10.7934/P2277, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P2277
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    • Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu

    • University of Guelph



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