Review of the genus Psychomasina (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae), with descriptions of two new species
Gunnar M. Kvifte
|Citation||KVIFTE, Gunnar M.. Review of the genus Psychomasina (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae), with descriptions of two new species. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2015, 55(2), 495-503. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/55-2/review-of-the-genus-psychomasina-diptera-psychodidae-psychodinae-with-descriptions-of-two-new-species|
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.