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Kolesik P, Butterill P (2014)
Austral Entomology Forthcoming.
Two new species of gall midges that feed on trees in Papua New Guinea are described. The larvae of Schizomyia novoguineensis Kolesik sp. nov. transform the flowers of Macaranga aleuritoides (Euphorbiaceae) into spherical galls preventing sexual reproduction of the host tree. The larvae of Rhopalomyia psychotriae Kolesik sp. nov. induce pustulate leaf galls on Psychotria ramuensis (Rubiaceae). Descriptions of adults and immature stages, and DNA sequences of the cytochrome oxidase unit I mitochondrial gene segment, are given for each of the new species.
Keywords: COI, barcoding, insect taxonomy, primary tropical forest, secondary tropical forest