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First record of Psilacrum Becker 1912 (Chloropidae, Diptera) from Brazil, with the description of a new species



Psilacrum Becker was recorded from the Neotropical Region by Wheeler (2010) based on Oscinoides annulicrus (Duda, 1933) described from Costa Rica with a further five to six species from the Region (Wheeler, 2010). Here we describe a new species from Brazil.



Diptera, Chloropidae, Oscinellinae, taxonomy, diversity, Neotropics

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