A New Species of Cecidomyiid (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) Predator Associated with Scale Insect (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Pests of Coffee

  • Mark Paul Culik Instituto Capixaba de Pesquisa, Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural – INCAPER, Rua Afonso Sarlo 160, CEP 29052-010, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • José Aires Ventura Instituto Capixaba de Pesquisa, Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural – INCAPER, Rua Afonso Sarlo 160, CEP 29052-010, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Keywords: Biodiversity, beneficial insects, biological control, Coffea arabica, Neotropical.

Abstract

A new species of predatory cecidomyiid, Diadiplosis bellingeri sp. nov. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), is described and illustrated based on specimens collected in association with scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) on Coffea arabica (Rubiaceae) in Espírito Santo, Brazil. Diadiplosis bellingeri sp. nov. is distinguished from all other Diadiplosis species, by having the following combination of characters: maxillary palps 4-segmented with segments 2 and 3 subequal, claws unidentate, empodium rudimentary, cercus and hypoproct emarginate, gonostyli curved, and aedeagus triangular.

Published
2012-07-23
How to Cite
Culik, M., & Ventura, J. (2012). A New Species of Cecidomyiid (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) Predator Associated with Scale Insect (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Pests of Coffee. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 14(2), 9-13. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/369
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society