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Published: 2020-11-26
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A revision of the Neotropical genus Metasiphonella Duda, 1930 (Diptera: Chloropidae)

Departamento de Entomologia, Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20940-040. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo. Av. Bandeirantes, 3900. 14040-901. Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
67 Giffard Way, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9DN, UK.
Diptera Oscinellinae taxonomy comparative morphology new records


The monotypic genus Metasiphonella, originally described from Costa Rica, is now formally recorded from South America with a new species from Brazil—M. amorimi sp. nov. The taxonomic revision includes a detailed description of adult external morphology, female and male terminalia, and the egg stage for all species. A lectotype of M. magnifica Duda is designated and new country records are given.



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