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1 November 2009 A Review of Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae) That Parasitize Ants of the Solenopsis geminata Complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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Some phorid flies of the genus Pseudacteon Coquillett parasitize workers of Solenopsis geminata (F.) complex fire ants. The group is found to comprise at least 21 species of flies, of which 11 are new to science and described here: P. amuletum, P. andinus, P. annulus, P. catarinae, P. deltoides, P. hippeus, P. kungae, P. laticarinatus, P. palomita, P. quinni, and P. robustus. An identification key to the females is included. This expansion of known Pseudacteon species parasitizing the S. geminata complex makes it an interesting system for comparison with Pseudacteon flies that parasitize fire ants of the S. saevissima (Smith) complex.

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Robert M. Plowes, Edward G. Lebrun, Brian V. Brown, and Lawrence E. Gilbert "A Review of Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae) That Parasitize Ants of the Solenopsis geminata Complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(6), 937-958, (1 November 2009). https://doi.org/10.1603/008.102.0604
Received: 12 May 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 November 2009
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