A New Species of Neaspilota (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Florida

B. Rohani Ibrahim

Abstract


A new species, Neaspilota floridana, bred from Vernonia angustifolia Michx. var. scaberrima (Nutt.) Gray, is described from Orlando, Florida. The structures of the @V ovipositor and @M genitalia and color are used to distinguish this species from its closest relative, Neaspilota alba (Loew), and from other known Neaspilota.

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