A Grass-Infesting Fly, Chlorops N. SP. (Diptera: Chloropidae), and Its Parasite, Eurytoma N. Sp. (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) in South Florida

Carl E. Stegmaier Jr.


A new species of Chlorops near melleus Loew was reared from a gall-like growth on the stems of a grass, Aristida gyrans Chapman, in south Florida. This is a new host genus record for the grass-infesting flies. The rearing of Eurytoma n. sp. from the genus Chlorops is the first known record of any eurytomid from Chlorops. A single female of a probable new genus of the family Eurytomidae was also reared from C. near melleus.

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