A New North American Species of Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae), Parasitic on Nylanderia arenivaga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Brian V. Brown, Scott A. Schneider, John S. LaPolla
2011 Annals of the Entomological Society of America  
A new species of ant-parasitizing Pseudacteon Coquillett phorid is described. Pseudacteon gracilisetus n. sp. was discovered parasitizing the ant species Nylanderia arenivaga (Wheeler). This species is the second known Pseudacteon parasite of Nylanderia ants. Figs. 1-2. P. gracilisetus n. sp. (1) Oviscape, dorsal. (2) Apex of abdomen and female terminalia, lateral.
doi:10.1603/an10081 fatcat:p2d32bd42fa2lhs6pqzw4zfary