Review of the genus Psychomasina (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae), with descriptions of two new species

Pages 495-503
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2015/55/2

The genus Psychomasina Ježek, 2004 is redefi ned and two new species are described: Psychomasina paedagogica sp. nov. based on a male from Kenya and Psychomasina violina sp. nov. based on a male from Madagascar. The chief character uniting the three included species is the basiphallus narrow, the distiphallus joints with lateral and/or medial spines and the parameres fusing medially to form a functionally single, elongate appendage. A median parameral appendage also occurs in Pericomaini, and to a lesser extent the paramormiine genus Seoda Enderlein, 1935. Other characters are consistent with placement in Paramormiini.

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