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A new Sarcophaginae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from Brazil: the peculiar colour of Petrolina bifasciata gen. nov., sp. nov., from the Caatinga xeric shrubland of northeastern Brazil

Laboratory of Insects of Forensic Importance; Department of Zoology; Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Av. Prof. Moraes Rego; 50.670-420; Recife; PE; Brazil; Laboratory of Insects and Vectors; Department of Microbiology and Parasitology; Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte; Natal; RN; 59.072-970; Brazil
Laboratório de Diptera Neotropicais; Departamento de Entomologia; Museu Nacional/ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Quinta da Boa Vista; São Cristóvão; 20.940-040; Rio de Janeiro; RJ; Brazil
Laboratory of Insects of Forensic Importance; Department of Zoology; Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Av. Prof. Moraes Rego; 50.670-420; Recife; PE; Brazil
Diptera Flesh fly taxonomy biodiversity Neotropics


A new genus and species, Petrolina bifasciata gen. nov., sp. nov. (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, Sarcophaginae), with only two black stripes dorsally on thorax, is described from both sexes. The type material was collected in fragments of seasonally dry tropical forest in the state of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. The new genus and species is morphologically similar to genera Rafaelia Townsend and Malacophagula Bequaert. However, the atypical two thoracic black stripes and phallic morphology give evidence to the proposal of a new genus in Sarcophaginae.



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