LIST OF DOLICHOPODIDAE OF MADAGASCAR

By I.Ya. Grichanov, 2002
Grichanov I.Ya. 2003. Geographical relations of Madagascan predatory long-legged flies (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Abstracts of XXVI Nordic-Baltic Congress of Entomology, Skalupes, Latvia, July 8-13, 2003: 16.
Last updated: 23 February 2004

Geographical relations of Madagascan Dolichopodidae (Diptera)

Grichanov, I.Ya.
All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, St.Petersburg-Pushkin, 196608, Russia
E-mail: Grichanov@mail.ru

The Madagascan species of Dolichopodidae are poorly known and have not previously been reviewed. Now 58 species and 20 genera belonging to 6 subfamilies are found, that may include 25% of total fauna. The named Madagascan species comprise less then 10% of Afrotropical fauna of the family numbering 700 to 710 species belonging to about 55 genera. Representatives of the subfamilies Rhaphiinae and Neurigoninae are absent on the island. Sciapodinae is the most numerous here (32 species and 7 genera) as in Afrotropical Region as a whole. Dytomyia Bickel is worth to note, being probably genus of Gondwanaland origin. Six species of the Dytomyia are known from Australia and New Guinea and five species from Madagascar. Craterophorus Lamb and Urodolichus Lamb are confined to western Indian Ocean islands. Madagascar has no endemic genera. Meanwhile, 28 species are yet unknown out of the island. Every island of western Indian Ocean surrounding Madagascar (Mauritius, Reunion, Rodriguez, Comores and Seychelles) also has endemic species. There are several tramp species widely distributed across Indian Ocean: Amblypsilopus pallidicornis (Grimshaw), Chrysosoma snelli Curran, Medetera grisescens de Meijere, Tachytrechus tessellatus (Macquart), Thinophilus indigenus Becker. Some of them reach to southern Palearctics. The other species are often common in continental Africa, occurring from southern to eastern and western countries.
Key words: Dolichopodidae, Madagascar, biogeography.


  1. Amblypsilopus ambila Grichanov, 2003. Madagascar
  2. Amblypsilopus ankaratrensis Grichanov, 1999:129 - Madagascar
  3. Amblypsilopus bruneli Grichanov, 1998:113 - Madagascar
  4. Amblypsilopus cilifrons Parent, 1937:126) NigeriaTogoCongo (Kinshasa), KenyaMadagascar
  5. Amblypsilopus dallastai Grichanov, 1998:114 - Madagascar
  6. Amblypsilopus flabellifer (Becker, 1923:45) - Madagascar, ?Congo (Kinshasa)
  7. Amblypsilopus flavus (Vanschuytbroeck, 1962:353) - Madagascar
  8. Amblypsilopus grootaerti Grichanov, 1998:116 - Madagascar
  9. Amblypsilopus kaplanae Grichanov, 1999:131 - Madagascar
  10. Amblypsilopus kraussi Grichanov, 1998:116 - Madagascar
  11. Amblypsilopus madagascarensis (Vanschuytbroeck, 1952:89) - Madagascar
  12. Amblypsilopus pallidicornis (Grimshaw, 1901:12) - MadagascarSeychellesHawaiian IslandsSociety IslandsMarquesas IslandsGuamBelauTaiwan
  13. Amblypsilopus ranomafana Grichanov, 2003. Madagascar
  14. Amblypsilopus stuckenbergi (Vanschuytbroeck, 1957:3) - Madagascar
  15. Asyndetus sp. nov.  Madagascar
  16. Asyndetus decaryi Parent, 1930:100 - Madagascar
  17. Bickeliolus alluaudi (Parent, 1935:80) - Madagascar
  18. Bickeliolus lutescens (Vanschuytbroeck, 1952:139) - Madagascar
  19. Chrysosoma snelli Curran, 1927:5 - TanzaniaKenyaMadagascarSeychellesReunion, Rodriguez; MaldivesChagos Archipelago
  20. Condylostylus basovi Grichanov, 1997:90 - Madagascar
  21. Condylostylus pateraeformis Becker, 1923:38 - CameroonsNigeriaCongo (Kinshassa),UgandaTanzaniaKenyaSouth Africa, (?) Madagascar
  22. Condylostylus chaineyi Grichanov, 1997:91 - Madagascar
  23. Condylostylus skufjini Grichanov, 1997:95 - Madagascar
  24. Craterophorus parenti Grichanov, 1998:209 - Madagascar
  25. Cymatopus sp. - Madagascar
  26. Diaphorus gracilis Parent, 1930:100 - MadagascarZaire
  27. Diaphorus seyrigi Parent, 1934:126 - Madagascar
  28. Dytomyia deconinckae Grichanov, 1998:87 - Madagascar
  29. Dytomyia elenae Grichanov, 1998:88 - Madagascar
  30. Dytomyia lutescens (Vanschuytbroeck, 1952:139) -MadagascarSt. Helena
  31. Dytomyia nubilis (Parent, 1935:87) - Madagascar.
  32. Dytomyia paulyi Grichanov, 1998:89 - Madagascar
  33. Ethiosciapus bicalcaratus (Parent, 1933:37) - Congo (Kinshasa), UgandaBurundi,KenyaMadagascarComores,St. Helena
  34. Ethiosciapus flavirostris (Loew, 1858:371) - South AfricaMozambiqueMadagascar, ?Ethiopia
  35. Ethiosciapus inflexus (Becker, 1923:46) - TanzaniaUgandaKenyaBurundiCongo (Kinshasa), MadagascarSouth AfricaSt. Helena
  36. Ethiosciapus latipes (Parent, 1930:94) - Madagascar
  37. Lichtwardtia sukharevae Grichanov, 1998:227 - MadagascarBotswanaNamibiaSouth AfricaSenegal
  38. Medetera grisescens de Meijere, 1916:259 - Tanzania, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius; Burma, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Ceylon, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Samoa, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Australia
  39. Mesorhaga demeyeri Grichanov, 1998:85 - MadagascarSouth AfricaCongo (Kinshasa)
  40. Mesorhaga pauliani Vanschuytbroeck, 1952:137  Madagascar
  41. Orthoceratium  sp. - Madagascar
  42. Paracleius didyensis Grichanov, spec. nov.Madagascar
  43. Paracleius  echinatus (Stackelberg, 1931:776) -Indonesia (Yawa); Congo (Kinshasa), ?Madagascar, ?Malawi
  44. Paracleius micrurus (Parent, 1933b:7) - Congo (Kinshasa), UgandaEthiopiaCameroon,Malawi,Madagascar
  45. Paracleius olejniceki Grichanov, spec. nov. - MadagascarCongo (Kinshasa). 
  46. Peloropeodes decembris Grichanov, 2000:82  Madagascar
  47. Sympycnus sp. 1  Madagascar
  48. Sympycnus sp. 2  Comores,Madagascar
  49. Sympycnus sp. 3  MadagascarNamibia
  50. Sympycnus sp. 4  Madagascar
  51. Sympycnus discrepans Parent, 1934a:112 - South AfricaNamibiaMalawiMadagascarCongo (Kinshasa), CameroonBurundiKenyaUgandaEthiopiaEritreaYemenIvory Coast
  52. Syntormon pallipes longistylus Grichanov, 2001 - Madagascar
  53. Syntormon papei madagascarensis Grichanov, 2001.Madagascar
  54. Syntormon tamatave Grichanov, 2001 - Madagascar.
  55. Tachytrechus amnoni Grichanov, spec. nov.Madagascar
  56. Tachytrechus tessellatus [Macquart, 1842:185 (125)] - Senegal; Gambia, Cape Verde Is., Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Aldabra, Ethiopia, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Socotra; Egypt, Israel; Oriental Region, New Caledonia
  57. Thinophilus aquaticus Becker, 1914:125 - KenyaMadagascar
  58. Thinophilus indigenus Becker, 1902:481 - Mongolia, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Cape Verde Is., Ethiopia, South Yemen, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Zaire, Tanzania, Madagascar, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland; India, Nepal, Malaya, Borneo, Philippines, Taiwan
  59. Urodolichus lambi Grichanov, 1998:24 - Madagascar
  60. Urodolichus ninae Grichanov, 1998:25 - Madagascar

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