DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/12.1.1829

The robber flies (Diptera, Asilidae) from Marambaia Island, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ronald Rodrigues Guimarães, Ronald Rodrigues Guimarães Júnior, Rodrigo Vieira, Roney Rodrigues Guimarães, Gilberto dos Santos Seppa, Raimundo Wilson de Carvalho

Abstract


During studies on tabanids (horse-fly) populations on Marambaia Island, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the authors collected specimens of robber flies, which are predatory flies belonging to the dipteran family Asilidae. Robber fly species were identified as Lecania leucopyga (Wiedemann, 1828), Mallophora calida (Fabricius, 1787), Triorla striola (Fabricius, 1805) and an undetermined specimen of Taurhynchus genus. Lecania leucopyga (Wiedemann, 1828) and Triorla striola (Fabricius, 1805) are recorded for the first time in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. 


Keywords


biodiversity; horse-flies; natural enemies, Neotropical region; Atlantic island

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