Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs


The new genus Afronisia is founded with Eponisia albovittata Fennah as the type-species. Eponisia brunnescens Synave, E. Flavescens Synave, E. pallida Linnavuori, and Nisia muiri Metcalf are transferred to this genus, and E. albinervosa Muir is placed in synonymy with Kermesia albinervosa Muir. Two new species are described: Afronisia bredoi, from Zaire, and A. gembuensis, from Nigeria. Keys are provided for separation of the African genera of Kermesiinae and for the seven species of Afronisia that are described and figured.