New species and records of Melaloncha (Udamochiras) bee-killing flies (Diptera: Phoridae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:L. Gonzalez, Brown B. V.
Date Published:18
ISBN Number:1175-5326
Accession Number:ZOOREC:ZOOR14104025503

Nine new species of Neotropical Melaloncha (Udamochiras) bee-killing flies are described: M. altobenia, atribiseta, concavella and sarmientoi from Bolivia, M. ancistra from Colombia, M. corniculata and schiaffinoae from Argentina, M. cucharella from Honduras, and M. stenotes from Costa Rica. The first host information is given for M. (U.) colossia, which attacks introduced honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in northern Argentina.

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