Zoological Studies

Vol. 62, 2023

(update: 2023.7.24)

Brakemyia, a New Neotropical Jackal Fly Genus of Milichiidae (Insecta: Diptera) Associated with Carton Ant Nest

Fernando S. Carvalho-Filho1,*, Rodrigo R. Barbosa1,3, and Matheus M.M. Soares2,4

1Coordenação de Zoologia, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Pará, Brazil. *Correspondence: E-mail: fernandofilho@museu-goeldi.br (Carvalho-Filho)
E-mail: rodigosr@gmail.com (Barbosa).
2Graduate Program in Entomology, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – INPA, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. E-mail: matheusmmsoares@gmail.com (Soares)

(Received 20 November 2022 / Accepted 4 May 2023 / Published 24 July 2023)
Communicated by Y. Miles Zhang

Brakemyia metallica gen. et sp. nov. (Diptera, Milichiidae) is described and illustrated based on male and female specimens reared from carton nests of the ant Azteca aff. chartifex Forel (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). The new genus is widely distributed in the Brazilian Amazon, and it can be readily distinguished from the other Neotropical genera by the broadened lunule, which extend, well posterior of the antennae, and hypandrial complex parallel to epandrium.

Key words: Milichiinae, Jackal flies, Neotropical region, Dolichoderinae, Azteca ant

Citation: Carvalho-Filho FS, Barbosa RR, Soares MMM. 2023. Brakemyia, a new Neotropical jackal fly genus of Milichiidae (Insecta: Diptera) associated with carton ant nest. Zool Stud 62:36. doi:10.6620/ZS.2023.62-36.