Research Reports: Immature Stages of Forcipomyia Seminole Wirth and a Related New Neotropical Species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

Willis W. Wirth, Gustavo R. Spinelli

Abstract


Three species of the genus Forcipomyia subgenus Lepidohelea of the Forcipomyia bicolor group are distinguished in a taxonomic key and assigned to a new Forcipomyia seminole subgroup. They are F. beckae Wirth from Florida, F. seminole Wirth, with new records from Florida to Brazil, and F. luteigenua Wirth & Spinelli, New Species, which is widely distributed from Florida and Mexico to Brazil and Colombia. Immature stages are described for F. seminole and F. luteigenua, the first descriptions of immatures of any Western Hemisphere species of the subgenus Lepidohelea.

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