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Neotropical Entomology

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Abstract

SCHMITZ, Hermes J; GOTTSCHALK, Marco S  and  VALENTE, Vera L S. Rhinoleucophenga joaquina sp. nov. (Diptera: Drosophilidae) from the Neotropical region. Neotrop. entomol. [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.6, pp. 786-790. ISSN 1519-566X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-566X2009000600012.

The genus Rhinoleucophenga Hendel comprises 18 nominal species and has a Neotropical and Nearctic distribution. A new species was found in a collection in Florianópolis, SC, Brazil, and is described as Rhinoleucophenga joaquina sp. nov. The specimens found were reared from flowers of Dyckia encholirioides (Bromeliaceae), collected in a region of restinga on the dunes. The use of flowers as breeding site for Rhinoleucophenga has never been reported before.

Keywords : Taxonomy; new species; Steganinae; Insecta; Brazil.

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