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A taxonomic synopsis of Chrysomydas Wilcox, Papavero & Pimentel (Diptera: Mydidae: Mydinae), with first bionomic records for the genus and description of a new species from Brazil

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Calhau, Julia [1] ; Lima, Sheila [2] ; Rafael, Jose Albertino [2] ; Einicker Lamas, Carlos Jose [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Ctr Ciencias Humanas & Nat, Programa Posgrad Ciencias Biol Biol Anim, Ave Fernando Ferrari 514, BR-29075910 Vitoria, ES - Brazil
[2] Inst Nacl de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Coordenacao Pesquisas Biodiversidade, Campus 2, Ave Andre Araujo 2936, BR-69060001 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Ave Nazare 481, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4664, n. 1, p. 103-114, SEP 2 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Chrysomydas Wilcox, Papavero \& Pimentel, 1989 (Diptera, Mydidae, Mydinae, Stratiomydina), is a poorly known monotypic genus, with the type-species. C. nitidulus (Olivier, 1811), recorded from Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname. The present work aims to provide an updated diagnosis for the genus and type-species, C. nitidulus, along with the description of C. phoenix Calhau \& Lamas sp. nov. from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, based on a male imago and associated pupal exuviae. Additionally, the first bionomic data for the genus are reported, with the rearing of adult C. nitidulus in the laboratory from larvae collected under the decaying trunk of a coconut palm (Cocos nucifira L.) in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. The new species is easily distinguished from C. nitidulus by the predominantly black tergal and scutal setulae, which are golden in the type-species. They also differ by the male genitalia and shape of the proboscis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/07803-6 - Phylogeny and biogeography of Mydinae (Diptera, Mydidae)
Grantee:Julia Calhau Almeida
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 09/17190-1 - Cladistic analysis of Mydinae (Diptera, Mydidae)
Grantee:Carlos José Einicker Lamas
Support type: Regular Research Grants