Three new species of non-biting moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from Bolivia, with notes on higher taxa of the subfamily

Jan Ježek, François Le Pont, Eddy Octavio Martínez Avendaño Martínez Avendaño, Sergio Mollinedo

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Abstract

A study of Psychodinae, tribes Paramormiini, Psychodini and Pericomini, from Bolivia is completed, and three new species are described: Eurygarka freyrei sp. nov., Tinearia boliviensis sp. nov. and Alepia santacruz sp. nov. Differential diagnoses are included and important diagnostic characters illustrated. All known species of the genera Eurygarka Quate, 1959, Tinearia Schellenberg, 1803 and Alepia Enderlein, 1937 are listed. Comments on the classifi cation of all three genera are given, and the conception of Neotropical Setomimini is discussed. The species Eurygarka aliciae (Ibáñez-Bernal & Cáceres, 2005) comb. nov., from Peru, is transferred from Philosepedon Eaton, 1904; seven species are transferred from Psychoda Latreille, 1796 to Tinearia - Tinearia alia (Quate, 1962) comb. nov. (Philippines, Borneo and New Guinea), T. capitipenis (Ibáñez-Bernal, 1992) comb. nov. (Mexico), T. effl atouni (Tonnoir, 1922) comb. nov. (Egypt), T. formosiensis (Tokunaga, 1957) comb. nov. (Taiwan, Borneo), T. platilobata (Tokunaga, 1957) comb. nov. (Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Jamaica, Trinidad), T. subquadrilobata (Tokunaga, 1957) comb. nov. (Taiwan), and T. vagabunda (Quate, 1962) comb. nov. (Sri Lanka, Borneo). A new subtribal synonymy is proposed: Threticina Vaillant, 1991 syn. nov. = Trichopsychodina Ježek, 1985.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-210
Number of pages28
JournalActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bolivia
  • List of species
  • Neotropical Region
  • New combinations
  • New species
  • New synonymy
  • Paramormiini
  • Pericomini
  • Psychodidae
  • Psychodinae
  • Psychodini
  • Setomimini
  • Taxonomy
  • Trichopsychodina

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