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J Insect Sci. 2014;14:121. doi: 10.1093/jis/14.1.121.

Lespesia melloi sp. nov. (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Brazil, a parasitoid of Xanthopastis timais(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).

Author information

1
Laboratorio de Diptera, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Avenida Brasil 4365, Manguinhos, 21045-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil helciogil@uol.com.br.
2
Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao, Travessa 14, n.101, 05508-090, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil silvionihei@gmail.com.
3
Centro Universitario Geraldo di Biase, Rodovia Benjamin Ielpo, Km11, 27101-090, Barra do Pirai, RJ, Brasil enionunez@engineer.com.

Abstract

A new species of the New World genus Lespesia, Lespesia melloi SP NOV: (Diptera: Tachinidae), is described from southeastern Brazil. The species is reported here as a parasitoid of Xanthopastis timais (Cramer, 1782) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The caterpillars of this noctuid feed on leaves and bulbs of amaryllis (Amaryllidaceae) in Brazil.

KEYWORDS:

Amaryllidaceae; Amaryllis; taxonomy

PMID:
25368065
PMCID:
PMC4222299
DOI:
10.1093/jis/14.1.121
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