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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.1

A revision of the Neotropical ant-like genus Cardiacephala Macquart, including Plocoscelus Enderlein syn. nov. (Diptera: Micropezidae, Taeniapterinae)

GUSTAVO BORGES FERRO, STEPHEN A. MARSHALL

Abstract


The Neotropical genus Cardiacephala Macquart (Diptera: Micropezidae, Taeniapterinae) is revised. Plocoscelus Enderlein is treated as a new junior synonym, and 15 new species (C. acuminata, C. aeruginosa, C. angularis, C. aspera, C. bulla, C. erugata, C. lobulosa, C. nicaraguensis, C. planivertex, C. rotunda, C. spinosa, C. umbra, C. velutinosa, C. venezuelensis and C. vitrata) are described. Plocoscelus nitidus Hennig is newly recognized as a synonym of C. camptomera, P. plurimaculatus Czerny is synonymized with C. arthritica (Wiedemann) and P. townsendi Cresson is synonymized with C. podagrica (Rondani).

 


Keywords


Diptera, key, Nerioidea, new species, new synonym

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