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Published: 2018-06-07

A revision of the Neotropical ant-like genus Cardiacephala Macquart, including Plocoscelus Enderlein syn. nov. (Diptera: Micropezidae, Taeniapterinae)

School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1.
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1.
Diptera key Nerioidea new species new synonym

Abstract

The Neotropical genus Cardiacephala Macquart (Diptera: Micropezidae, Taeniapterinae) is revised. Plocoscelus Enderlein is treated as a new junior synonym, and 15 new species (C. acuminata, C. aeruginosa, C. angularis, C. aspera, C. bulla, C. erugata, C. lobulosa, C. nicaraguensis, C. planivertex, C. rotunda, C. spinosa, C. umbra, C. velutinosa, C. venezuelensis and C. vitrata) are described. Plocoscelus nitidus Hennig is newly recognized as a synonym of C. camptomera, P. plurimaculatus Czerny is synonymized with C. arthritica (Wiedemann) and P. townsendi Cresson is synonymized with C. podagrica (Rondani).

 

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How to Cite

FERRO, G. B., & MARSHALL, S. A. (2018). A revision of the Neotropical ant-like genus <em>Cardiacephala</em> Macquart, including <em>Plocoscelus</em> Enderlein syn. nov. (Diptera: Micropezidae, Taeniapterinae). Zootaxa, 4429(3), 401–458. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.1