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Four new short-faced species of the genus Milichia Meigen with a key to the Nigerian members of the group (Diptera: Milichiidae)

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Descriptions of 4 new short-faced Milichia-spp. from Nigeria are given, viz. M. cornesi n.sp. (♂♀), M. ilaroensis n.sp. (♂), M. brevifacialis n.sp. (♂), and M. formicophila n.sp. (♂♀). The key also includes M. argyratoides Collin, M. proectes Collin, M. prosaetes Collin, M. dectes Collin, and M. farquharsoni Collin. All species but the last one are illustrated and for M. proectes and M. farquharsoni descriptions are given of the earlier unknown sexes. Comparison is also made with M. patrizii Hennig.

Affiliations: 1: Inst. for Agric. Res., Samaru, P.M.B. 1044 Zaria, Nigeria


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