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Seven new species of Spathidexia Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) reared from caterpillars in Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Show simple item record Fleming, AJ Wood, Monty Janzen, Daniel H. Hallwachs, Winnie Smith, M. Alex 2016-10-31T16:52:45Z 2016-10-31T16:52:45Z 2015-03-25
dc.identifier.citation APA es_CR
dc.identifier.other doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4597
dc.description.abstract We describe seven new species of Spathidexia (Diptera: Tachinidae) reared from Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), northwestern Costa Rica. All were reared from various species of ACG caterpillars during an ongoing inventory of caterpillars, their food plants and their parasitoids. By coupling morphology, photographic documentation, life history and molecular data, we provide a clear and concise description of each species. All are known to be previously undescribed as a result of a comprehensive study of the genus by DMW. Spathidexia atripalpus sp. n. , Spathidexia juanvialesi sp. n. , Spathidexia marioburgosi sp. n. , Spathidexia luisrobertogallegosi sp. n. , Spathidexia luteola sp. n. , Spathidexia hernanrodriguezi sp. n. and Spathidexia aurantiaca sp. n. are all authored and described by Fleming and Wood. Minthodexiopsis Townsend is proposed by Wood as a new synonym of Spathidexia . A new combination proposed by Wood as a result of the new synonymy is S. flavicornis (Brauer & Bergenstamm) comb es_CR
dc.description.sponsorship The study has been supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants BSR 9024770 and DEB 9306296, 9400829, 9705072, 0072730, 0515699, and grants from the Wege Foundation, International Conservation Fund of Canada, Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust, Blue Moon Fund, Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund, Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Permian Global, and University of Pennsylvania (DHJ & WH). This study has been supported by the Government of Canada through its ongoing support of the Canadian National Collection, Genome Canada, the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, and the Ontario Genomics Institute (2008-0GI-ICI-03) (MAS), and by a Discovery Grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (MAS) es_CR
dc.language.iso en es_CR
dc.publisher Biodiversity Data Journal es_CR
dc.relation.ispartofseries 3;e4597
dc.subject Spathidexia , Diptera, Tachinidae, tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, parasitoid fly, host- specificity, caterpillars. es_CR
dc.title Seven new species of Spathidexia Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) reared from caterpillars in Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica es_CR
dc.type Article es_CR

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