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1 September 2015 A New Species of Rhinoleucophenga (Diptera: Drosophilidae) From the Brazilian Cerrado Biome Associated with Extrafloral Nectaries of Qualea grandiflora (Vochysiaceae)
M. C. Vidal, C. R. Vilela
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Rhinoleucophenga myrmecophaga sp. nov., a Drosophilidae species associated with extrafloral nectaries of Qualea grandiflora Mart. (Vochysiaceae) and whose larvae are mostly predaceous on ants, is described from specimens collected in the Cerrado biome of Itirapina, state of São Paulo, Brazil. Illustrations of imagos, male terminalia, and immatures are also included. This is the first evidence of dipteran larvae that are closely associated with extrafloral nectaries and that feed on visiting ants.

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M. C. Vidal and C. R. Vilela "A New Species of Rhinoleucophenga (Diptera: Drosophilidae) From the Brazilian Cerrado Biome Associated with Extrafloral Nectaries of Qualea grandiflora (Vochysiaceae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108(5), 932-940, (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/sav077
Received: 4 May 2015; Accepted: 13 July 2015; Published: 1 September 2015
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Gitonini
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Steganinae
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