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French Guianan evanioids

December 4th, 2010 3 comments

Today I had a request for some specimens of Evaniidae from Ricardo Kawada, a PhD student and researcher in Sao Paulo. This forced me to go over my French Guianan evanoids and I thought that I would take some photos while I was at it:

* many thanks to Ricardo Kawada & David Smith for help with the identifications.

Portuguese evaniids

March 13th, 2010 No comments

A little while ago Jorge sent me some specimens that he had collected in Portugal last year. Most were tachinids but I’d also requested any evanioids that he might find and he obliged with a lot of very small evaniids.

I have just had a chance to work on them and they break down into 2 species, both of which seem to be new to Portugal: Zeuxevania splendidula and Brachygaster minuta. Both species seem to be found across southern Europe so their discovery in Portugal isn’t surprising – they have probably been under recorded and overlooked until now.

Many thanks again for Jorge for his generous gift :)