Zoologia (Curitiba) (Oct 2012)

A new species of Bruchomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae) from caverns in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Freddy Bravo,
  • Ricardo Andrade Barata

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 29, no. 5
pp. 455 – 458


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Nine Neotropical species of Bruchomyia Alexander, 1920 have been previously described, all from South America. A new species of this rare genus, collected in caverns of the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, is described and named Bruchomyia mineira sp. nov. The new species is morphologically similar to B. argentina Alexander, 1920, but they can be differentiated from each other by characters of the eyes, M2 vein and base of gonostylus.