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Title: Diagnosis of Forcipomyia sahariensis Kieffer (Diptera: Caratopogonidae) with the first description of immature stages


Fragmenta Faunistica, vol. 52, no. 2 ; Forcipomyia sahariensis - diagnosis and immature stages ; Forcipomyia sahariensis Kieffer (Diptera: Caratopogonidae) - diagnoza i opis nieznanych wcześniej stadiów preimaginalnych


Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii


Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAN

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Bibliogr. p. 154 ; P. 149-155 : ill. ; 25 cm ; Abstarct in Polish. Taxa in Latin

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Forcipomyia sahariensis Kieffer, 1923 is diagnosed in all stages. Larvae and pupae reared from rotting roots are described for the first time. Forcipomyia tuzeti Huttel et Huttel, 1952 from France and F. acanthophora Renim in Havelka, 1976 from Germany are recognized as new junior synonyms of F. sahariensis. A supplemented key for identification of known larvae and pupae of Polish species of the subgenus Forcipomyia s. str. is also provided.


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oai:rcin.org.pl:42044 ; doi:10.3161/00159301FF2009.52.2.149


MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.256 vol. 52 no. 2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.4664 vol. 52 no. 2 ; click here to follow the link



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