A checklist of the dacine fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae, Dacinae) of Mozambique

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2023
Authors:M. De Meyer, Bota, L., Daniel, B., Mussumbi, M., Vandenbosch, M., Canhanga, L., Cambula, E., Mansell, M., Cugala, D., Virgilio, M.
Journal:African Entomology
Date Published:Aug-08-2023
ISSN:2224-8854, 1021-3589

Here we present a checklist of all records of dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) from Mozambique, based on verified specimen records in natural history collections and literature records. In total, 57 Dacinae species are recorded from Mozambique, of which only one is considered endemic. This relatively low species diversity compared to other African countries appears to be related to incomplete sampling. For each species the localities from which it was recorded are given (including geocoordinates), or a general distribution is provided. The checklist is discussed briefly in terms of species richness, endemism and geographic distribution.

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