Zoological Studies

Vol. 56, 2017

(update: 2017.2.17)

Notes on the Genus Brachyneurina Mamaev (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) with Description of Two New Species from China

Ke-Long Jiao1,*, Yi-Ran Mu2, and Wen-Jun Bu2

1Department of Plant Protection, College of Horticulture and Landscape, Tianjin Agricultural University, 22 Jinjing Road, Tianjin, 300384, China
2Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, 300071, China. E-mail: wenjunbu@nankai.edu.cn

(Received 17 March 2016; Accepted 14 February 2017; Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan)

Ke-Long Jiao, Yi-Ran Mu, and Wen-Jun Bu (2017) The generic diagnosis ofmycophagous Brachyneurina is revised to give an adequate description, and an updated key to males of all known Brachyneurina species is given for distinguishing from each other. First records of Brachyneurina in Asia are given including two new species, Brachyneurina hemisphaerica sp. nov. and Brachyneurina rhombica sp. nov. from China are described and illustrated.

Key words: Cecidomyiidae, Brachyneurina, hemisphaerica, rhombica, New species, New record, China

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