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Going beyond the tip of the Drosophilidae iceberg: New Cladochaeta Coquillett, 1900 (Diptera: Drosophilidae) from Brazil

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Pirani, Gabriela ; Amorim, Dalton De Souza
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4139, n. 3, p. 301-344, JUL 21 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Drosophilidae comprises more than 4,000 described species worldwide. Despite the huge number of papers published on the genus Drosophila Fallen, 1823, large parts of the family are still poorly known. The drosophiline genus Cladochaeta Coquillet, 1900 has more than 100 Neotropical and several southern Nearctic described species, but there is quite a large number of undescribed species. The Brazilian fauna of the genus was studied and 12 new species are herein described-Cladochaeta armatopsis nov. sp., C. balbiae nov. sp., C. paraitinga nov. sp., C. asapha nov. sp., C. chauliodactyla nov. sp., C. conicophallus nov. sp., C. dicrophallus nov. sp., C. grimaldii nov. sp., C. atlantica nov. sp., C. periotoi nov. sp., C. phallotrixa nov. sp. and C. stigmata nov. sp. We set the first record of C. arthrostyla Grimaldi \& Nguyen, 1999 for northeastern Brazil a species otherwise known from Costa Rica, and the first record of C. bomplandi (Malloch, 1934) for the state of Minas Gerais, a species known for northeastern Argentina and southern Brazil. The descriptions include photographs for each species and detailed illustrations of the male terminalia in different views. A synopsis on the taxonomy and natural history of the genus is provided, as well as comments about the relationships of species in the genus, a discussion on problems of male terminalia sclerite homology and the problem of association between males and females. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57949-4 - Institute to Studies of the Parasitic Hymenoptera at the Brazilian Southeastern Region – HYMPAR
Grantee:Angélica Maria Penteado Martins Dias
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/07433-0 - Cladochaeta Coquillett, 1990(Diptera: Drosophilidae: Drosophilinae) taxonomy and morphology in Brazil
Grantee:Gabriela Pirani Ignácio
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 03/10274-9 - Geographic limits and causal agents of Diptera endemism in the Atlantic Forest
Grantee:Dalton de Souza Amorim
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants