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First records of Pipunculidae (Diptera) from French Guiana, with the description of a new species

Dayse W. A. MARQUES, José A. RAFAEL & Marc POLLET

en Zoosystema 41 (13) - Pages 249-258

Published on 21 June 2019

This article is a part of the thematic issue “Our Planet Reviewed” 2015 large-scale biotic survey in Mitaraka, French Guiana

The dipteran family Pipunculidae Walker, 1834 is recorded from French Guiana for the first time. It is represented by five genera, with four identified species (including a new species), and 13 females identified to genus level (including Amazunculus Rafael, 1986). Cephalops amapaensis Rafael, 1991, Cephalosphaera aurata Souza & Ale-Rocha, 2009, and Eudorylas fortis Rafael, 1995 are recorded for the first time from French Guiana, and Clistoabdominalis mitarakensis Marques & Rafael, n. sp. is described and illustrated.

Keywords :

Big-headed flies, French Guiana, Neotropics, new records, new species.

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