Check List 16(4): 859-864, doi: 10.15560/16.4.859
New geographic records of four species of Asphondyliini (Insecta, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae)
expand article infoValéria Cid Maia, Ismael Cividini Flor
‡ Museu Nacional/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Abstract

The geographic distribution of four gall-inducing species, Asphondylia cordiae Mohn, 1959, A. serrata Maia, 1994, Bruggmanniella byrsonimae Maia & Couri, 1993 and B. doliocarpi Maia, 2010 (Diptera, Cecidomyidae) is widened based on the examination of galled exsiccates of two Brazilian herbaria, one in Museu Nacional (Rio de Janeiro) and the other in Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. New records include one country, one phytogeographic domain, eigth states and five municipalities. The distributional area of each gall midge species is compared with that of its host plant.

Keywords
Insect gall, gall midges, host plant, insect-plant interaction, phytogeographic domains