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Notes on the frugivorous fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) fauna of western Africa, with description of a new Dacus species

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Author(s): Marc De Meyer | Ian M. White | Kim F.M. Goodger

Journal: European Journal of Taxonomy
ISSN 2118-9773

Issue: 50;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Dacini | Afrotropical | fruit flies | Tephritidae | West Africa

ABSTRACT
The species richness of the frugivorous fruit fly fauna of western African (in particular of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria) is discussed. The diversity is compared at a national level and between the ecoregions within the national boundaries of the study area. A new species, Dacus goergeni sp. nov. is described and additional taxonomic notes are presented.
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