A new species of Neostenoptera (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae: Winnertziinae) from eastern North America

  • A new species of paedogenetic gall midge, Neostenoptera appalachiensis sp. nov., (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae: Winnertziinae: Heteropezini) from the eastern United States is described and illustrated, and pertinent collection and biological data are also provided. It is compared to its congeners, N. kiefferi (Meunier), a subfossil described from African copal, and N. congoensis Gagné, from the Congo. This rare, exciting discovery is the first record of the genus Neostenoptera in the New World.

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Author:John D. Plakidas, Michael L. Ferro
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (510)
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc.
Place of publication:Gainesville, FL
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2016/12/05
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/12/05
Tag:GSMNP; Neostenoptera appalachiensis; gall midge; paedogenetic; saproxylic
Page Number:12
First Page:1
Last Page:9
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0