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Type: Article
Published: 2009-12-22
Page range: 235–243
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The rediscovery of Lecteria calopus (Walker, 1856) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest (Diptera: Limoniidae)

Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC. Rua Santa Adélia, 166. Bairro Bangu. Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil. 09210-170
Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
Lecteria calopus redescription holotype male genitalia


Lecteria (Lecteria) calopus (Walker, 1856), previously know only from its female holotype from an unknown locality, is rediscovered and recorded for the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest between 22°-23°S and 45°-52°W. The species is richly illustrated, including for the first time photographs of the type specimen and information on the male with details on the morphology of the male genitalia.