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Insect galls on Bauhinia cupulata (Fabaceae): morphotypes characterization and description of a new species of Schizomyia (Cecidomyiidae, Diptera)
- Santos, Débora Santarém da Silva dos, Cid Maia, Valéria, Calado, Daniéla
- Revista Brasileira de entomologia 2019 v.63 no.4 pp. 356-362
- Bauhinia, Cecidomyiidae, Neotropics, cerrado, color, dry forests, females, galls, insects, larvae, males, morphs, new species, pupae, scientific illustration, taxon descriptions, Brazil
- Galls on Bauhinia cupulata (Fabaceae) were investigated in two physiognomies of the Cerrado, riparian and dry forest, in the municipality of Barreiras (Western Bahia, Brazil) from October 2012 to July 2014. Four insect gall morphotypes were found. They were characterized based on shape, color, indumentum, plant organ of occurrence and galling taxon. A new galling species, Schizomyia barreirensis, is described, illustrated (larva, pupa, male, female and gall) and compared to other Neotropical congeneric species.