Moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) collected in colonies of the fire ant Solenopsis virulens (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with description of two new species

Thalles Platiny Lavinscky Pereira, Freddy Bravo, Maíra Xavier Araújo, Danilo Cordeiro, Cinthia Chagas, Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie

Abstract


Three species of Psychodidae were collected in colonies of the fire ant Solenopsis virulens (Smith, 1858) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in an area of atlantic forest on the south of Bahia State, Brazil. Two of them are new to science, herein described: Trichomyia myrmecophila sp. nov. and Quatiella truncata sp. nov., the last one  also occuring in other states of Northeastern Brazil (Paraíba and Ceará) and in the Amazonian Region. A new record of Trichomyia annae Bravo 2001 is given.

Keywords


Neotropical Region; taxonomy; psychodid; myrmecophile

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