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Zookeys. 2019 Dec 2;893:135-141. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.893.39032. eCollection 2019.

A new species of Nilobezzia Kieffer (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) from the mangrove forest of Hainan Island, China.

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Key Laboratory of Green Prevention and Control of Tropical Plant Diseases and Pests, Ministry of Education, College of Plant Protection, Hainan University, Haikou, 570228, China Hainan University Haikou China.
Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia Charles Darwin University Darwin Australia.


A new species of Nilobezzia Kieffer, Nilobezzia bamenwana Li & Li, sp. nov., collected from Bamenwan mangrove forest of Hainan Island, China, is described and illustrated based on female adults. The genus was previously known to have a single species occurring on the island.


China; Nilobezzia bamenwana; biting midges; predaceous midges

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