Check List 8(6): 1299-1300, doi: 10.15560/8.6.1299
First record of Megaselia rufipes (Meigen, 1804) (Diptera: Phoridae) from Uruguay with notes on biology
expand article infoPatricia Gonzalez-Vainer, Manuel Castro, Mónica Remedios, Enrique Morelli, María Martínez, R. Henry L. Disney§
‡ Universidad de la República, Uruguay§ University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Megaselia rufipes (Meigen, 1804) is recorded for the first time in Uruguay, extending the Neotropical distribution of this taxon. The specimens were collected in a cemetery in Montevideo with ball-traps baited with carrion, placed inside crypts, from June to November 2011. Records of M. rufipes for the Neotropical Region tend to be sparse, but it is known from Brazil and Chile. According with its current distribution, M. rufipes tends to favour milder climates; our record from the more southern, cooler, part of the Neotropical Region is consistent with this perception.