A new species of the genus Chiromyza Wiedemann (Diptera, Stratiomyidae) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil





Atlantic Rain Forest mountains, Brown Soldier-fly, Coffee root fly, Chiromyzinae, Neotropics, Taxonomy


Seven species of the genus Chiromyza Wiedemann are recorded in Brazil: C. brevicornis (Lindner, 1949), C. enderleini (Lindner, 1949), C. leptiformis (Macquart, 1838), C. ochracea Wiedemann, 1820, C. stylicornis (Enderlein, 1921), C. viridis Bezzi, 1922 and C. vittata Wiedemann, 1820. Herein I describe a new species, Chiromyza raccai sp. nov., based on 88 specimens (41 males, 47 females) from the Atlantic Rain Forest mountains of State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the city of Miguel Pereira. The new species is distinguished from the related species C. ochracea and C. vittata by the structure of male terminalia. Chiromyza raccai sp. nov. has the distal region of the phallus rounded with two conspicuous apical setae, C. ochracea has the distal surface of the phallus wide and flatness, and C. vittata has the distal surface of the phallus rounded with outer margin rugose.


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José Roberto Pujol-Luz, Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Instituto de Ciências Biológicas (ICB), Departamento de Zoologia - Brasília, DF, Brasil.

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, CEP 70910‑900, Brasília, DF, Brasil.


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Pujol-Luz, J. R. (2020). A new species of the genus Chiromyza Wiedemann (Diptera, Stratiomyidae) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 60, e20206037. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2020.60.37



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