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 Universidade de São Paulo
  • Freddy Bravo Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
  • Maíra Xavier Araújo Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Danilo Cordeiro Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
  • Cinthia Chagas Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
  • Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie CEPEC-CEPLAC & Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz



Neotropical Region, taxonomy, psychodid, myrmecophile


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.


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Pereira, T. P. L., Bravo, F., Araújo, M. X., Cordeiro, D., Chagas, C., & Delabie, J. H. C. (2015). Moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) collected in colonies of the fire ant Solenopsis virulens (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with description of two new species. Sociobiology, 62(1), 18–22.



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