Lonchaeidae


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Lonchaeidae

[läŋ′kē·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of minute myodarian cyclorrhaphous dipteran insects in the subsection Acalyptreatae.
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Both native and introduced fruits are potential host plants for larvae of frugivorous Tephritidae and Lonchaeidae (Uchoa 2012).
Sasakawa 1958), and in various smaller families, such as the Tanypezidae and Strongylophthalmiidae (Steyskal 1987a, b), the Lonchaeidae, Clusiidae and some others.
9), and Lonchaeidae (Diptera; IV = 100; all P < 0.
XIX, Diptera: Lonchaeidae, Sapromyzidae, Ephydridae, Chloropidae, Agromyzidae.
Likewise 4 species of Lonchaeidae were obtained: Neosilba bella Strikis & Prado, Neosilba glaberrima (Wiedemann), Neosilba pseudozadolicha Strikis, and Neosilba zadolicha McAlpine & Steyskal.
We would like to thank Carlos Ribeiro Vilela (USP), Pedro Carlos Strikis (UNICAMP) and Valmir Antonio Costa (APTA-IB) for identifying the Drosophilidae, Lonchaeidae and Pteromalidae, respectively; Robson Thomaz Thuler (IFTM--Campus Uberaba), for the logistic support; Instituto Nacional de Ciencia e Tecnologia dos Hymenoptera Parasitoides da Regiao Sudeste Brasileira (HYMPAR/Sudeste--CNPq/FAPESP/CAPES) for the financial support, and CNPq for the MSc scholarship to the first author.
All lonchaeines were observed eating the fruit epicarp, but a bioassay conducted in the laboratory showed that no species of Lonchaeidae directly affected the seed germination of this mistletoe.
9 Syrphidae Allograpta exotica (Wiedemann) Allograpta obliqua 13 (Say) Copestylum mexicanum 26 (Macquart) Copestylum 1 sexmaculatum (Palisot de Beauvois) Meromacrus acutus 3 (Fabricius) Ocyptamus costatus 4 (Say) Palpada agrorum 36 (Fabricius) Pseudodoros clavatus 21 (Fabricius) Toxomerus verticalis 5 (Curran) Trichopsomyia banksi 2 (Curran) Conopidae Physocephala 18 sagittaria (Say) Physocephala 2 tibialis (Say) Physoconops 13 brachyrhynchus (Macquart) Physoconops 6 bulbirostris (Loew) Physoconops 1 floridanus Camras Physoconops 3 obscuripennis (Williston) Physoconops 5 sylvosus (Williston) Zodion abitus Adams 1 Zodion americanum 5 Wiedemann Micropezidae Grallipeza nebulosa (Loew) Lonchaeidae Lonchaea sp.
Lonchaeidae species have also been commonly recovered from fruit samples or McPhail traps (Raga et al.
These entomophagous insects help reduce naturally, sometimes substantially, populations of Tephritidae and Lonchaeidae pests in the field (Uchoa et al.
The polyphagous and oligophagous species of Tephritidae (fruit flies) and Lonchaeidae (lance flies) (Tephritoidea) are the main pests of horticulture in the Neotropical Region.