Three new species of legless, wingless scuttle flies (diptera : phoridae) associated with army ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) in Malaysia

Hashim, Rosli and Disney, R.H.L. and Maruyama, M. (2008) Three new species of legless, wingless scuttle flies (diptera : phoridae) associated with army ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) in Malaysia. Sociobiology, 52 (3). pp. 485-496. ISSN 0361-6525

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Abstract

Mature females of Vestigipoda breviseta n. sp. were collected from a colony of Aenictus camposi, V. intermedia n. sp. from a colony of Aenictus species 2 of Sk. Yamane and of V longiseta n. sp. from a colonies of Aenictus species 18a of Sk. Yamane in Malaysia. The un-named ant species and the new fly species are described, and a key to the females of the five fly species of this genus now known is provided. Behavior of V. longiseta and its host ant is reported.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vestigipoda, New species, Aenictus, Key to species, Behavior, animal Malaysia, Fly diptera
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Fiqh & Usul
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:10
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8307

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