Searching for Caffraria, South Africa

Jeff Skevington j.skevington at ENTO.UQ.EDU.AU
Sat Jun 10 17:57:10 CDT 2000

I am trying to find the coordinates (or even the approximate location) of
Caffraria, South Africa. In 1858, Loew described a species of big-headed
fly (Pipunculus mutillatus: Diptera, Pipunculidae) from this location
(collected by Wahlberg if that helps). The type is lost and I would like to
designate a neotype from roughly the same area. This may be the same place
as Kaffraria (27°48' S, 25°07' E) with a different spelling. Does anyone
out there have any idea where Caffraria is or if it is the same as



Jeff Skevington
Department of Zoology and Entomology
Hartley Teakle Building
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Brisbane
Qld 4072
Phone: 61 7 3365 7327
FAX: 61 7 3365 1922
e-mail: j.skevington at

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