Discovery of the termitophilous subfamily Termitoxeniinae (Diptera: Phoridae) in Japan, with description of a new genus and species

Authors


Munetoshi Maruyama, The Kyûshû University Museum, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan. Email: dendrolasius@gmail.com

Abstract

The subfamily Termitoxeniinae is discovered in Nansei-shotô, Japan and the following species are recorded, described and keyed: Clitelloxenia formosanaShiraki 1925, Horologiphora sinensisDisney 1997, Pseudotermitoxenia nitobeiShiraki 1925, and Selenophora shimadai Maruyama et Disney, gen. et sp. nov. BrevrostrophoraDisney 1997 and B. fuscotergaDisney 1997 are synonymized with PseudotermitoxeniaShiraki 1925 and P. nitobei, respectively. These species were collected from the fungus garden of the fungus growing termite Odontotermes formosanus Shiraki on the islands of Ishigaki-jima and Iriomote-jima of Nansei-shotô, Japan.

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