A revision of the genus Armillipora Quate (Diptera: Psychodidae) with the descriptions of two new species

  • Santiago Jaume-Schinkel Museum Koenig, Leibniz-Institut zur Analyse des Biodiversitätswandels, Adenauerallee 127, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
  • Ximo Mengual Museum Koenig, Leibniz-Institut zur Analyse des Biodiversitätswandels, Adenauerallee 127, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Keywords: Moth flies, DNA barcode, integrative taxonomy, Neotropical region, new species


The genus Armillipora Quate is recorded for the first time in Ecuador, with a new geographical record for Armillipora selvica Quate, 1996 and the descriptions of two new species, namely Armillipora muyu sp. nov. and Armillipora imitata sp. nov., doubling the total number of species in the genus. In addition, we make available the first DNA barcodes for the genus, providing a sequence of the 5´-end of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene for A. imitata, A. muyu, and, A. selvica. Moreover, we describe the second known female of the genus and we provide a taxonomical key for the known males of the world. Finally, we build Species Distribution Models and discuss the potential distribution of the genus in the Neotropical region.


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How to Cite
Jaume-Schinkel, S., & Mengual, X. (2024). A revision of the genus Armillipora Quate (Diptera: Psychodidae) with the descriptions of two new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 925(1), 161–178. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2024.925.2459
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