Schizomyia maricaensis Sousa & Maia, 2007,

Urso-Guimarães, Maria V., 2019, Description of the male and larva of Schizomyia tuiuiu Urso- Guimarães & Amorim (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae), new records and a key to Neotropical species of Schizomyia Kieffer, Iheringia, Sér. Zool. 109, pp. 1-6: 5

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Schizomyia maricaensis Sousa & Maia, 2007


New record to Schizomyia maricaensis Sousa & Maia, 2007  .

Schizomyia maricaensis Sousa & Maia, 2007  was described from Restinga de Barra de Maricá/ RJ inducing rosette bud galls in Tetrapterys phlomoides  ( Malpighiaceae  ). Herein, I am recording a new locality of geographical distribution to this species, which pupa and female emerged from swollen leaf veins of an unidentified liana with vein leaf swollen were collected in ciliary forest vegetation area in Ribeirão Preto, state of São Paulo, Brazil. The specimens were identified as S. maricaensis  due to the characters of the female ovipositor ( Fig. 13View Figs 13, 14) and the unique terminal segment of pupa, bilobed and sclerotized ( Fig. 14View Figs 13, 14). Pupation occurs in the gall.

Examined material. 2♀, 1 pupal exuvia, BRAZIL, São Paulo: Ribeirão Preto (21°07’28.2”S, 47°39’46.4”W, 527 m a.s.l.), gall collected 10.i.2002, emerged 10.i.2002; Dr. Olga Kotchetkoff-Henriques coll.GoogleMaps