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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Print version ISSN 0085-5626
COURI, Márcia Souto and BARROS, Gabriel Pinto da Silva. Diptera hosts of Stylogaster Macquart (Diptera, Conopidae) from Madagascar and South Africa. Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2010, vol.54, n.3, pp.361-366. ISSN 0085-5626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262010000300003.
The genus Stylogaster Macquart (Diptera, Conopidae) is represented by 14 species in the Afrotropical region, five of them endemic to Madagascar and two recorded from South Africa, one of them endemic. Fifteen specimens of Muscidae, 14 from Madagascar and one from South Africa, belonging to 10 species, impaled with Stylogaster eggs were examined. Among them, three new muscid host species were found. The dissected eggs were all similar, suggesting the presence of the same species in both localities, what is not recorded until now. The available data on the dipteran Stylogaster eggs hosts in Africa is summarized. Color photos of the material examined are presented.
Keywords : Afrotropical region; dart-eggs; host; Muscidae; Stylogaster.