SPINELLI Gustavo Ricardo
Description of larva and redescription of pupa and adult of Palpomyia guarani (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)
RONDEROS MM; SPINELLI GR; DÍAZ F
REVISTA DE LA SOCIEDAD ENTOMOLÃ³GICA ARGENTINA
SOCIEDAD ENTOMOLÓGICA ARGENTINA
Año: 2004 vol. 63 p. 45 - 45
The larva of Palpomyia guarani Lane, 1946 is described and illustrated by using a phase-contrast and Scanning Electron Microscope, and pupa and adult redescribed by using a phase-contrast stereoscope. Immatures were collected breeding in a tree hole in Bella Vista, Paraguay. Larvae have character states typical of carnivorous larvae. The species is compared with its similar congener Palpomyia columbiana Kieffer, and this record constitutes the first one from Paraguay.