Rediscovery and identity of Pumilomyia protrahenda De Stefani (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) in Sicily with redescription and reassessment of its taxonomic position

Bruno Massa, Marcela Skuhravá

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Abstract

A population of the gall midge Pumilomyia protrahenda De Stefani, 1919 causing galls on Artemisia arborescens(Asteraceae) was discovered near Palermo (Sicily) in 2008. This species had not been found since1918. Detailed study of morphological characters of adults, larvae and pupae revealed that P. protrahendabelongs to the genus Rhopalomyia Rübsaamen, 1892, tribe Rhopalomyiini. The monotypic genus PumilomyiaDe Stefani, 1919 is therefore synonymized under Rhopalomyia Rübsaamen, 1892. Rhopalomyiaprotrahenda comb. n. is redescribed, with important morphological characters illustrated. Adults haveone-segmented palpi, antennae with 12–13 short flagellomeres and long legs with simple tarsal claws.A neotype is designated in the present paper because the type of this species is lost. The host plant has acircum-Mediterranean distribution but the gall midge is currently known only from Sicily, where it completesseveral generations between January and May
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)129-137
Numero di pagine9
RivistaZooKeys
Volume617
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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