Hélcio R. Gil-Santana, Silvio Shigueo Nihei, Enio Nunez
Journal of Insect Science 14 (121), 1-9, (1 September 2014) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.014.121
KEYWORDS: Amaryllis, Amaryllidaceae, taxonomy
A new species of the New World genus Lespesia, Lespesia melloi sp. nov. (Diptera: Tachinidae), is described from southeastern Brazil. The species is reported here as a parasitoid of Xanthopastis timais (Cramer, 1782) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The caterpillars of this noctuid feed on leaves and bulbs of amaryllis (Amaryllidaceae) in Brazil.