Clinodiplosis agerati (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae), a new galling species associated with Ageratum conyzoides (Asteraceae) from Brazil

Clinodiplosis agerati (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae), uma nova espécie galhadora associada a Ageratum conyzoides (Asteraceae) do Brazil

V. C. Maia L. Araújo About the authors

Abstract

Clinodiplosis agerati, a new galling species that induces stem galls on Ageratum conyzoides (Asteraceae) is described and illustrated (larva, pupa, male, female and gall) based on material collected in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The new species is compared with the other Neotropical species. This is the first record of the Clinodiplosis in Ageratum.

Keywords:
gall midge; interaction insect-plant; neotropical; taxonomy

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