Research Reports: Two New Species of Lestodiplosini (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Preying on Homoptera and Thysanoptera in Southern Florida

  • Raymond J. Gagne
  • Fred D. Bennett

Abstract

Two new species of predaceous Lestodiplosini from southern Florida are described and illustrated. Lestodiplosis laticaulis Gagne preys on Diaspis echinocacti (Bouche) (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae), and Thripsobremia thripivora Gagne preys on Gynaikothrips ficorum (Marchal) (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) and Trioza magnoliae (Ashmead) (Homoptera: Psyllidae). The new species are compared to their congeners and the status of Thripsobremia is discussed.
Published
1993-06-01
Section
Literature Review Articles