Check List 14(1): 125-139, doi: 10.15560/14.1.125
New records of phorid flies (Diptera, Phoridae) from Rio Grande do Sul, with five new records to Brazil
expand article infoJuliano L. P. Duarte, Dayana B. Vaz, Rodrigo F. Krüger
‡ Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
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This compilation is the result of identification of material recently collected from Southern Brazil. Forty-one new records of Phoridae are recorded for the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and the species Eibsfeldtphora cumsaltensis Disney 2009, Megaselia (M.) gracilipalpis Borgmeier 1969, Megaselia (Aphiochaeta) latimanus (Malloch, 1914), Melaloncha curvata Brown, 2005, and Trophodeinus vicinus (Borgmeier, 1963) are recorded for the first time in Brazil. Species are distributed in 18 genera and 3 subfamilies. The total known diversity of phorids in the state is augmented from 10 to 51 species. An updated distribution for Brazil is presented for each species.

Diversity; distribution; Neotropical region; Pampa biome; Scuttle flies