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

Authors

  • 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.

Author Biography

Mark Paul Culik, Instituto Capixaba de Pesquisa, Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural – INCAPER, Rua Afonso Sarlo 160, CEP 29052-010, VitÓria, Espírito Santo, Brazil

I work as an Entomologist with the Instituto Capixaba de Pesquisa, Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural – INCAPER (Espirito Santo Rural Research and Extension Organization). I have broad interests in entomology centered around integrated pest management (IPM), biological control, and sustainable agriculture, with research interests in taxonomy and identification of pest and beneficial insects including scale insects and their natural enemies such as hymenopteran parasitoids and dipteran predators.

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Published

2012-07-23

How to Cite

Culik, M. P., & Ventura, J. A. (2012). A New Species of Cecidomyiid (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) Predator Associated with Scale Insect (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Pests of Coffee. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 15(1), 9–13. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/369

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society