A remarkable new genus Manzumbadoa gen. n. from Costa Rica (Diptera: Sciaridae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:Jaschhof, M., Mohrig W.
Journal:Beitraege zur Entomologie
Keywords:Costa Rica, Diptera, Insecta, Manzumbadoa ( Sciaridae ) : Gen nov, Manzumbadoa bradysioides ( Sciaridae ) : Sp nov, p. 306, P. 309, Sciaridae : Nematocera, Type species Manzumbadoa bradysioides

The sciarid Manzumbadoa bradysioides gen. et sp. n. from Costa Rica is described. This new genus is outstanding for its wing venation that is unique not only among the Sciaridae but all the Sciaroidea. In particular, the presence of the fused radio-media (frm) in Manzumbadoa bradysioides is most remarkable as no other species of the Sciaridae shows this character. Manzumbadoa belongs to a group of genera around Bradysia WINNERTZ, the phylogeny of which is still poorly understood.

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