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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 3, 2013, pp. 383-385
Bioline Code: oc13065
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 3, 2013, pp. 383-385

 en Description of Muscotabanus gen. nov. and Muscotabanus rafaeli check for this species in other resources sp. nov. (Diptera: Tabanidae: Diachlorini) from Amazon Basin, Brazil
Henriques, Augusto Loureiro & Krolow, Tiago Kütter

Abstract

A new genus of Tabanidae mimetic of flies is described: Muscotabanus new genus, Muscotabanus rafaeli check for this species in other resources new species, based on 12 females collected in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. It is presented a discussion for separating the new genus from Diachlorini species which resemblance with sarcophagids flies. It is characterised by striped thorax, banded abdomen, long slender palpus subequal antenna length, labella predominantly membranous, except for a narrow sclerotised plate, basicosta bare, wing hyaline and stigma brown.

Keywords
mimetic horseflies; new genus; tabanids; taxonomy

 
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