Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:125-30 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.01.001
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
Lopesia indaiensis (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae), a new species of gall midge feeding on Andira fraxinifolia Benth (Fabaceae), an endemic plant in Brazil
Valéria Cid Maiaa,, , Lázaro Araújo de Oliveirab
a Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
b Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras do Alto São Francisco, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Luz, MG, Brazil
Recebido 14 Novembro 2017, Aceitaram 12 Janeiro 2018
Abstract

Lopesia indaiensis (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae), a new species of gall midge found causing galls on Andira fraxinifolia (Fabaceae), an endemic plant species in Brazil, is described based on larva, pupa, male and female. L. indaiensis galls were collected in Dores do Indaiá, State of Minas Gerais, Southeastern Brazil. Larvae were removed from the galls and pupae and adults were obtained by rearing. The specimens were mounted on slides and the most important morphological characters were illustrated. The new species was compared to the other species of Lopesia.

Keywords
Insect–plant interaction, Morphology, Neotropical, Taxonomy
Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:125-30 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.01.001