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Published: 2020-07-13

The fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) of the Madeira archipelago with the description of a new Oedosphenella Frey

Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Azorean Biodiversity Group, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, PT-1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
European Invertebrate Survey—the Netherlands / Naturalis Biodiversity Center, PO Box 9517, 2300 RA, Leiden, the Netherlands
Laboratório de Qualidade Agrícola, Secretaria Regional de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural, PT-9135-372 Camacha, Madeira, Portugal
Laboratório de Qualidade Agrícola, Secretaria Regional de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural, PT-9135-372 Camacha, Madeira, Portugal
Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Azorean Biodiversity Group, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, PT-1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
Tagis—Centro de Conservação das Borboletas de Portugal, PT-7480-152 Avis, Portugal.
Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of Azores, PT-9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal.
Diptera Oedosphenella Bevismyia identification key checklist ecology distribution

Abstract

A checklist of the tephritid fauna (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Madeira archipelago is presented, including 17 known species and new distribution records for Porto Santo and Desertas Islands. An identification key to Madeira Tephritidae species with detailed illustrations is also provided. A new species of Oedosphenella Frey 1936, discovered in Madeira Island in 2004, is described as Oedosphenella bob sp. n. This genus is redefined and a key to the known species is provided. Comparative morphological analysis revealed that Bevismyia basuto Munro 1957 from Malawi should be included in the genus Oedosphenella. Therefore, we consider the genus name Oedosphenella Frey 1936 to be a senior synonym of Bevismyia Munro 1957 syn.n.

 

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