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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.84  suppl.4 Rio de Janeiro  1989 

Sapromyza lopesi sp. n. from Brazil: a species related to S. duodecimvittata (Frey, 1919) (Diptera: Lauxaniidae)

G. E. Shewell1 

Agriculture Canada, Biosystematics Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada


A new species, Sapromyza lopesi, is described from Brazil, and compared with its closest relative, S. duodecimvittata (Frey). Some remarks are made on the generic classification of South American Lauxaniidae as it affects these and other species.

Key words: Diptera; Lauxaniidae; Systematics; Evolution


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