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A New Tachinid Genus and Species Record for North America: Iceliopsis Borgmeieri Guimarães
The Tachinid Times
  • John O. Stireman, III, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Jane E. Dell
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2017
Abstract
The Iceliini are a small, enigmatic New World tribe of Tachininae consisting of three genera, Icelia RobineauDesvoidy, Iceliopsis Guimarães, and Erviopsis Townsend, and five recognized species (Guimarães 1976). All known species are exclusively Neotropical in distribution with the exception of Icelia triquetra (Olivier), which ranges from Brazil, through Central America, and as far north as New York state (O’Hara & Wood 2004). Members of the tribe are generally medium-sized (ca. 7–12 mm), elongate, yellowish or grayish in color, and resemble Dexiini or Leskiini in general appearance. Species of Iceliini are relatively rarely collected and there is but a single host record (Lepidoptera; see below). Here, we report on the discovery of a specimen of Iceliopsis borgmeieri Guimarães from the U.S. state of Florida, a species never before recorded outside of Brazil.
Citation Information
John O. Stireman and Jane E. Dell. "A New Tachinid Genus and Species Record for North America: Iceliopsis Borgmeieri Guimarães" The Tachinid Times Iss. 30 (2017) p. 9 - 13 ISSN: 1925-3435
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