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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia

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Abstract

COURI, Márcia S.  and  RODRIGUES-JUNIOR, Francisco de Assis. First record of Anthomyiidae (Diptera) from New Caledonia with key to Australasian and Oceanian species of Anthomyia Meigen. Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2012, vol.56, n.2, pp. 183-185.  Epub May 31, 2012. ISSN 0085-5626.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262012005000021.

The Anthomyiidae (Diptera) are known from about 1,100 species mostly occurring in temperate to arctic areas in the northern hemisphere. Few species have been reported from the Australasian and Oceanian Regions. New Caledonia, located in Melanesia, in the southwest Pacific Ocean, is well known for its high diversity, endemism and large number of unknown species. Specimens of Anthomyia Meigen from New Caledonia were found at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris) collection. The species was identified as A. medialis Colless, and represents the first record of Anthomyiidae from the island. A key to the Anthomyia species occurring in these regions is presented, as well as illustrations of the male terminalia of A. medialis.

Keywords : Anthomyiidae; Anthomyia medialis; key to species; new record; taxonomy.

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