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Taxonomic notes on Borgmeiermyia Townsend (Diptera, Tachinidae) with the first host record for the genus

Author(s): Silvio Nihei | Ronaldo Toma

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 42;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: multifissicorn antenna | taxonomy | Phylloptera | host record | Neotropical region

Borgmeiermyia Townsend, 1935 is a small Neotropical genus of Tachinidae (Diptera) with four described species. Brief descriptions are given to the previously unknown females of B. brasiliana Townsend, 1935 and B. paraguayana Sehnal, 1998, and the male of B. peruana Arnaud, 1963. An identification key to the four known species is given, as well as comments on characters with intraspecific variation. Change of depository of the holotype of B. brasiliana from one institution to another is discussed and its current location is given. Also, the first host is recorded for the genus with the occurrence of B. paraguayana parasitizing Phylloptera aff. ovalifolia Burmeister, 1839 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae).

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