Diversity of Lygistorrhina (Probolaeus) Williston, 1896 (Diptera: Keroplatidae, Lygistorrhininae) of Mitaraka (French Guiana), with descriptions of three new species


en Zoosystema 42 (30) - Pages 593-606

Published on 08 December 2020

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

Three new species of Lygistorrhina (Probolaeus) Williston, 1896 are described, Lygistorrhina maculipennis n. sp., Lygistorrhina conica n. sp. and Lygistorrhina mitarakensis n. sp. The material was collected mainly by Malaise and SLAM traps in Mitaraka, southwestern French Guiana, during the “Our Planet Revisited” expedition in 2015. Lygistorrhina cerqueirai Lane, 1958 and Lygistorrhina urichi Edwards, 1912 are illustrated and their descriptions emended. A key to all known species of the subgenus Lygistorrhina (Probolaeus) is provided.


Neotropics, Amazon basin, Malaise trap, SLAM, fungus gnats, new species

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