Two new species of the Apocephalus attophilus-group of ant-decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:E. M. Corona, Brown B. V.
ISBN Number:0361-6525
Accession Number:ZOOREC:ZOOR14101003669

Two new species of Neotropical ant-decapitating flies, Apocephalus codonus from Trinidad and A. scaurus from Costa Rica and Colombia, are described. Both belong in the attine ant-parasitizing Apocephalus attophilus-group, although hosts are unknown for either species. Apocephalus codonus is most closely related to A. hibbsi and A. patulus Brown, whereas A. scaurus is related to the newly hypothesized sister-species pair A. ritualis Brown + A. wallerae Disney.

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