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Notes on the frugivorous fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) fauna of western Africa, with description of a new Dacus species

Marc DE MEYER, Ian M. WHITE & Kim F. M. GOODGER

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2013 - Pages 1-17 (EJT-50)

Published on 18 July 2013

The species richness of the frugivorous fruit fly fauna of western African (in particular of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria) is discussed. The diversity is compared at a national level and between the ecoregions within the national boundaries of the study area. A new species, Dacus goergeni sp. nov. is described and additional taxonomic notes are presented.

Keywords :

Dacini, Afrotropical, fruit flies, Tephritidae, West Africa.

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