The Neotroplcal Predaceous Midges of the genus Bezzia (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Part IV. The dentifemur and venustula Groups

Gustavo R. Spinelli, Willis W. Wirth


The dentifemur and venustula groups of the subgenus Homobezzia Macfie, genus Bezzia Kieffer, are represented in the Neotropical Region by 12 species. A key is presented for their identification, and to distinguish them from other groups of the subgenus Homobezzia. The two previously known species, B. venustula (Williston) and B. snowi Lane, are described and illustrated, as well as the following ten new species: aitkeni, bromeliae, cayoensis, dentifemur. filiductus. fusca. mexicana. nigritibialis, pseudovenustula, and raposoensis. Bezzia concoloripes Macfie is regarded as a junor synonym of B. venustula (Williston).

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