Four new species of Psychodinae (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Brazilian semiarid region, with contributions to supraspecific classification of Trichopsychodina and a redefinition of Feuerborniella.

Cordeiro Danilo, Bravo Freddy, Chagas Cinthia
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 457-472, 2015
Views: 1083
Abstract: The collection of psychodids of the Brazilian semiarid region, deposited at the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (MZFS), was revisited, and four new species of Psychodinae are herein described: Feuerborniella jezeki Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov., Feuerborniella concava Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov. and Alepia janjezeki Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov., from the state of Bahia, and Feuerborniella pilosella Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov., from the state of Paraíba. The morphology of the new species of Trichopsychodina raised questions about the supraspecific classification on this subtribe. These questions are discussed, concerning mainly the Neotropical fauna, and Feuerborniella Vaillant, 1974 is redefined, including species of Bahisepedon Omelková & Ježek, 2012. Based on this synonymy the following new combinations are made: Feuerborniella amblytes (Quate, 1999) comb. nov., F. ancepitis (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. bicuspis (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. hamata (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. oblongola (Bravo, Chagas & Cordeiro, 2006) comb. nov., F. opposita (Banks, 1901) comb. nov., F. pandiculata (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. retusa (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. uncinata (Bravo, Chagas & Cordeiro, 2006) comb. nov., and F. vieirai (Chagas, Bravo & Rafael, 2009) comb. nov. Moreover, one species known so far only from Costa Rica, Feuerborniella pollicaris (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., is transferred from Philosepedon Eaton, 1904, being the first record from Brazil, in semiarid areas of the states of Bahia and Ceará.
Key words: Diptera, Psychodidae, moth flies, taxonomy, new species, new combination, Northeastern Brazil, Neotropical Region
Seventy years of Dr. Jan JežekFour new species of Psychodinae (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Brazilian semiarid region, with contributions to supraspecific classification of Trichopsychodina and a redefinition of Feuerborniella.Descriptions of Psychodidae (Diptera) from the Western Ghats of IndiaBalbagathis janjezeki sp. nov., a new species of moth fly from Mexico (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae)Review of the genus Psychomasina (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae), with descriptions of two new speciesDescription of Jezekiella patera gen. et sp. nov. from Europe (Diptera: Psychodidae)Descriptions of two new Pseudophacopteron species (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Phacopteronidae) inducing galls on Aspidosperma (Apocynaceae) in BrazilRevision of the endemic genus Perinetella (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Flatidae) from MadagascarA new species of the genus Tshurtshurnella (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Issidae) from BulgariaA new species and new data on distribution of the shore bugs of China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Saldidae)Vietnamaptera schaeferi sp. nov., a new apterous Carventinae from South China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae)Two new genera of Madagascan Pentatominae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)The genus Acanthosoma in Taiwan (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae)Hydrophilus harpe sp. nov., a remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle from Brazil (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)A new species of Sphaeridium from northeastern India and Myanmar (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)Rediscovery of primary type specimens and lectotype designation for Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)A new species of Schinostethus (Coleoptera: Psephenidae) from India, with new records of the genus from Southeast AsiaIvierhipidius, an enigmatic new Neotropical genus of Ripiphoridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with four new speciesTwo new species of Metallactus from Bolivia and Brazil (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)Wallacea, Pistosia and Neodownesia: three distinct genera and their tribal placement (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)A review of Sciaphobus (Neosciaphobus) and descriptions of new species of Sciaphobus s. str. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)Descriptions and key to larvae of Central European Dineura (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae)Report on crane flies of the genus Tipula (Diptera: Tipulidae: Tipulinae) from Anhui Province, ChinaFour new species of Mesoamerican biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Meloidae and RipiphoridaeAbstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2015, October 1−2, Prague, Czech Republic