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
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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
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