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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Eulobomyia, a replacement genus-group name for Lobomyia Woodley & Arnaud (Diptera: Tachinidae)

item Woodley, Norman
item Arnaud Jr.,, P.

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2008
Publication Date: 8/25/2008
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Citation: Woodley, N.E., Arnaud Jr., P.H. 2008. Eulobomyia, a replacement genus-group name for Lobomyia Woodley & Arnaud (Diptera: Tachinidae). Zootaxa. 1856:67.

Interpretive Summary: Flies affect U.S. agriculture in many ways, as pests causing millions of dollars in damage annually, or as beneficial predators and parasites. Tachinid flies, parasites of other insects, are the most important group of flies in biocontrol. This paper provides a new name for a tachinid fly that is parasitic on moths that defoliate cypress and eucalyptus in South America. The moths are potential invasive pest species into the U.S., so knowledge of natural enemies is important if biocontrol measures become necessary. This information will be of interest to scientists, biocontrol workers, and other action agencies concerned with insect pests.

Technical Abstract: Eulobomyia, new name, is proposed as a replacement for Lobomyia Woodley & Arnaud, 2008, which is preoccupied by Lobomyia Niitsuma, 2007 in the Chironomidae.

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