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1 May 2014 Phoresy by Americhernes Aff. Incertus (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae) on a Tropical Fly Fannia canicularis (Diptera: Fanniidae) in a Fragment of the Atlantic Forest, Brazil
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Pseudoscorpions employ phoresy for dispersal, in which one animal attaches to another for transportation. This study documents the occurrence and phoresy by Americhernes aff. incertus (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae) on the fly Fannia canicularis (Diptera: Fanniidae) in a fragment of semi-deciduous seasonal Atlantic Forest, in the state of Pernambuco, northeast Brazil. The pseudoscorpions were found attached to the ventral surface of six individual flies. To our knowledge, no previous studies have shown the presence of Americhernes aff. incertus in the northeast Atlantic Forest and its use of flies as a dispersal method.

André F. A. Lira, Everton Tizo-Pedroso, and Cleide M. R. Albuquerque "Phoresy by Americhernes Aff. Incertus (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae) on a Tropical Fly Fannia canicularis (Diptera: Fanniidae) in a Fragment of the Atlantic Forest, Brazil," Entomological News 124(1), 24-28, (1 May 2014). https://doi.org/10.3157/021.124.0103
Received: 16 August 2013; Accepted: 1 February 2014; Published: 1 May 2014
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