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1 July 2003 Bradysia difformis Frey and Bradysia ocellaris (Comstock): Two Additional Neotropical Species of Black Fungus Gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of Economic Importance: A Redescription and Review
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The first records for Brazil of two sciarid species, Bradysia difformis Frey, 1948 [= paupera (Tuomikoski, 1960)] and Bradysia ocellaris (Comstock, 1882) [= tritici (Coquillett, 1895)] (Diptera, Sciaridae) are presented. These are the first records of these species for the Neotropical region. Males and females of both species are fully described and illustrated. Information is given about synonymy and the location of the type material. Bradysia agrestis Sasakawa, 1978 is a new synonym of Bradysia difformis. Information about the zoogeographic distribution and habitats, of Bradysia difformis and Bradysia ocellaris is provided.

Frank Menzel, Jane E. Smith, and Nelson B. Colauto "Bradysia difformis Frey and Bradysia ocellaris (Comstock): Two Additional Neotropical Species of Black Fungus Gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of Economic Importance: A Redescription and Review," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96(4), 448-457, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2003)096[0448:BDFABO]2.0.CO;2
Received: 8 May 2002; Accepted: 1 February 2003; Published: 1 July 2003
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