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First Neotropical record of the genus Hormopeza Zetterstedt, 1838 (Diptera, Empididae)

Christophe DAUGERON

en Zoosystema 21 (1) - Pages 121-126

Published on 17 March 1999

The genus Hormopeza Zetterstedt (Empididae, Oreogetoninae) is recorded for the first time from the neotropical region, with the description of a new species, Hormopeza dureti n.sp., from Brazil. This species is defined by the combination of the following male characters: the eyes are dichoptic with face broader than frons, the epandrial lamellae are formed of two characteristic processes, a single membranous processus arises from between postgonites, and the apical filament of phallus is short. A narrow relationship between the three southern hemisphere species known now is inferred on the basis of the presence of dichoptic eyes in the male.

Keywords :

Diptera, Empididae, Hormopeza, new species, Neotropical region.