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Biota Neotropica

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Abstract

FERNANDES, Sheila Patricia Carvalho; MAIA, Valéria Cid  and  RAFAEL, José Albertino. Gall midges (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) associated with Aldina heterophylla Spr. ex Benth. (Fabaceae) from Brazil. Biota Neotrop. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.1, pp. 161-166. ISSN 1676-0603.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-06032010000100016.

Gall midges (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) associated with Aldina heterophylla Spr. ex Benth. (Fabaceae) are recorded. We found three galls morphotypes induced by Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) on leaflets of A. heterophylla. A new species of Cecidomyiidae - Lopesia aldinae is described and ilustrated based on material collected at Reserva Biológica da Campina, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. One inquiline species - Contarinia sp., one predator species - Lestodiplosis sp. and eleven parasitoids species being four Eulophidae species, five Eurytomidae species and two Pteromalidae species were recorded in Lopesia aldinae galls.

Keywords : insect galls; campina; Amazon Forest; Lopesia; taxonomy.

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