Three new species of legless, wingless scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) associated with army ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Malaysia

Munetoshi Maruyama, R. Henry L. Disney, Rosli Hashim

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Abstract

Mature females of Vestigipoda breviseta n. sp. were collected from a colony of Aenictus camposi, V. intermedia n. sp. from a colony of Aenictus species 2 of Sk. Yamane and of V. longiseta n. sp. from a colonies of Aenictus species 18a of Sk. Yamane in Malaysia. The un-named ant species and the new fly species are described, and a key to the females of the five fly species of this genus now known is provided. Behavior of V. longiseta and its host ant is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-496
Number of pages12
JournalSociobiology
Volume52
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2008

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Megaselia abdita
Phoridae
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Formicidae
Hymenoptera
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Three new species of legless, wingless scuttle flies (Diptera : Phoridae) associated with army ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Malaysia. / Maruyama, Munetoshi; Disney, R. Henry L.; Hashim, Rosli.

In: Sociobiology, Vol. 52, No. 3, 19.11.2008, p. 485-496.

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