Descriptions of two new genera of Maruinini (Diptera, Psychodidae, Psychodinae) from the Mitaraka range of French Guiana

Gregory CURLER

en Zoosystema 42 (10) - Pages 139-149

Published on 07 April 2020

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

Little information is available regarding the non-phlebotomine Psychodidae Newman, 1834 of French Guiana. Psychodid specimens were sorted from samples collected during the recent “Our Planet Reviewed” Guyane-2015 expedition in the Mitaraka range. Males and females of two genera of tribe Maruinini Enderlein, 1937, Polletomyia subulata n. gen., n. sp. and Myiomystax trilineata n. gen., n. sp., are described and illustrated. Characters pertinent to assessing relationships among genera of Maruinini are discussed.


Neotropical Region, biodiversity, new genus, new species

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