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Biodivers Data J. 2015 Aug 10;(3):e5039. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5039. eCollection 2015.

Three new species of Ametadoria Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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Canadian National Collection of Insects, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Department of Integrative Biology and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Guelph, Canada.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States of America.


We describe three new species in the genus Ametadoria Townsend from Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), Costa Rica. All three were reared from wild-caught Zygaenidae and Lacturidae caterpillars. We provide a concise description of each species using morphology, life history and molecular data, with photographic documentation. The new species are authored and described by Fleming and Wood: Ametadoria karolramosae sp. nov., Ametadoria leticiamartinezae sp. nov., and Ametadoria mauriciogurdiani sp. nov. The following are proposed by Wood as new synonyms of Ametadoria Townsend: Adidyma Townsend syn. nov., and Abolodoria Townsend syn. nov. The following new combinations occur as a result of these new synonymies: Ametadoria abdominalis (Townsend) comb. nov., Ametadoria austrina (Coquillett) comb. nov., Ametadoria humilis (Wulp) comb. nov., Ametadoria misella (Wulp) comb. nov. Ametadoria adversa (Townsend) is proposed as a junior synonym of ​Ametadoria unispinosa Townsend, syn. nov​.


Abolodoria; Adidyma; Ametadoria; caterpillar; host-specificity; parasitoid fly; tropical dry forest; tropical rain forest

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