The Neotropical species of Sciophila Meigen (Diptera, Mycetophilidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:Chandler, P.J.
Journal:Studia Dipterologica
Accession Number:ZOOREC:ZOOR14304023271

The four known Brazilian species of Sciophila MEIGEN, described but not figured by EDWARDS (1940), are redescribed and their male genitalia figured. Lectotypes are designated for three of these species. The Chilean species S. ocreata Philippi, 1865 is treated similarly for comparison. A close relationship between these species is suggested. Sciophila ocreata is newly recorded for Juan Fernandez Island and is confirmed to be conspecific with a species recently found to he established in New Zealand.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith