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1 September 2009 Review of American Fossil Phlebotominae (Diptera: Psychodidae) with a Description of Two New Species
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The objective of this study was to carry out a taxonomic review of fossil American phlebotomine sand flies and describe two new species found in amber in the Dominican Republic. The gonostyle of one of these, Micropygomyia dorafeliciangeliae nov. sp., (=Lutzomyia dorafeliciangeliae, species group oswaldoi), has five spines, similar to that of Micropygomyia paterna (Quate, 1963) (= Lutzomyia paterna, species group oswaldoi), but they may be distinguished by the alpha/gamma ratio, which is <1.0 in the new species and >1 in the latter. Pintomyia dominicana nov. sp. (=Lutzomyia dominicana, species group verrucarum) has four spines on the gonostyle and presents a long bristle on the apex of the paramere, which distinguishes it from the other fossil species. With the description of these two new species, a total of 14 species of the American fossil phlebotomine sand flies has been described, 10 of which belong to the genus Pintomyia. An identification key for male fossil species is presented.

© 2009 Entomological Society of America
José Dilermando Andrade Filho, Eunice A Bianchi Galati, and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil "Review of American Fossil Phlebotominae (Diptera: Psychodidae) with a Description of Two New Species," Journal of Medical Entomology 46(5), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1603/033.046.0501
Received: 3 April 2008; Accepted: 1 March 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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