This diet diversity is comparable to reports from other Palearctic
populations, but lower than reported in tropical waters such as the southern Red Sea or Cape Verde (Table 2).
The immatures of the Nearctic and Palearctic
species are fully known, as well as the ones of L.
duboisi has not been found in the Nearctic or Palearctic
realms, but has been widely reported elsewhere, including South Africa (Table 1).
The genus is a member of the family Pamphagidae and a large number of Palearctic
species of this genus are endemic, with a restricted distribution of southern African origin (La Greca 1999).
rubrolineata Keyserling 1877 (Oxyopidae), live strictly associated with many species of glandular plants in Neotropical, Neartic, Afrotropical, and Palearctic
regions (Vasconcellos-Neto et al.
Bathyphantes nigrinus c34; sni Palearctic
, unlikely to
Drosophila subobscura, an endemic Palearctic
species, colonized South and North America in the late 1970s.
While the tribe Gayellini is restricted to the Neotropical Region, the tribe Masarini is much more widespread, being represented in the Neartie, Neotropical, Palearctic
, Afrotropical, and Australian Regions (Carpenter 1993, Gess 1996).
This group belongs to the immigrans-Hirtodrosophila radiation of the subgenus Drosophila (Throckmorton 1975) and comprises 28 described species, including 16 that are endemic to the Nearctic and 12 to the Palearctic
2001): Afrotropics, Palearctic
, Indomalaya, Australasia, Oceania, Nearctic, and Neotropics.
Schuh, combined with a well-known, Palearctic
phyline generic name Psallus Fieber, to which a type species of the present new genus is superficially similar; gender masculine.
The genus Stenomicra comprises 36 species distributed in the Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Palearctic
, Nearctic and Neotropic regions.