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Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia

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MENDES, Luis F.; FOX, Eduardo G. P.; SOLIS, Daniel R.  and  BUENO, Odair C.. New Nicoletiidae (Zygentoma: Insecta) from Brazil living in fire-ant (Hymenoptera: Insecta) nests. Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) [online]. 2009, vol.49, n.34, pp.467-475. ISSN 0031-1049.

A new myrmecophilous silverfish (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae: Subnicoletiinae) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found living in fire ant (Solenopsis saevissima, Formicidae: Myrmicinae) nests is described: Allotrichotriura saevissima gen. nov. sp. nov. is compared with the other genera and subgenera known in the subfamily. The main diagnostic features would include the combination of body shape, body and head setation, morphology of praetarsus, and number of abdominal stylets and vesicles. Although further quests were attempted at the type-locality, only the original described material, exclusively composed of females, remains known.

Keywords : New genus; New species; Subnicoletiinae; Myrmecophilous; Brazil.

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