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Ferguson D.J.,CSIRO | Lambkin C.L.,Entomology | Yeates D.K.,CSIRO
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

We describe, diagnose and illustrate eight new species in the genus Anabarhynchus Macquart, 1848 as follows: Anabar-hynchus cretatus sp. n., Anabarhynchus darembal sp. n., Anabarhynchus iancommoni sp. n., Anabarhynchus longiseta sp. n. Anabarhynchus lyncurium sp. n., Anabarhynchus moretonensis sp. n., Anabarhynchus neboensis sp. n. and Anaba-rhynchus wintertoni sp. n. These represent all new species in collections from south east Queensland. These new species bring the total number of described Australian species in the genus to 112. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.

Katabarwa M.N.,Carter Center | Lakwo T.,Ministry of Health | Habomugisha P.,Carter Center | Agunyo S.,Carter Center | And 10 more authors.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | Year: 2013

The objective of the study was to determine whether annual ivermectin treatment in the Nyagak-Bondo onchocerciasis focus could safely be withdrawn. Baseline skin snip microfilariae (mf) and nodule prevalence data from six communities were compared with data collected in the 2011 follow-up in seven communities. Follow-up mf data in 607 adults and 145 children were compared with baseline (300 adults and 58 children). Flies collected in 2011were dissected, and poolscreen analysis was applied to ascertain transmission. Nodule prevalence in adults dropped from 81.7% to 11.0% (P < 0.0001), and mf prevalence dropped from 97.0% to 23.2% (P < 0.0001). In children, mf prevalence decreased from 79.3% to 14.1% (P < 0.0001). Parous and infection rates of 401 flies that were dissected were 52.9% and 1.5%, respectively, whereas the infective rate on flies examination by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was 1.92% and annual transmission potential was 26.9. Stopping ivermectin treatment may result in onchocerciasis recrudescence. Copyright © 2013 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

We revise the genus Opisthoscelis Schrader, and erect the genus Tanyscelis gen. n. with Opisthoscelis pisiformis Froggatt as its type species. Species of both genera induce sexually dimorphic galls on Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) in Australia, with O. subrotunda Schrader also in Papua New Guinea. We synonymise the following taxa (junior synonym with senior synonym): O. fi bularis Froggatt, syn. n. with O. spinosa Froggatt; O. recurva Froggatt, syn. n. with O. maculata Froggatt; O. globosa Froggatt, syn. n. (= O. ruebsaameni Lindinger) with O. convexa Froggatt; and O. mammularis Froggatt, syn. n. with O. verrucula Froggatt. We transfer seven Opisthoscelis species to Tanyscelis as T. conica (Fuller), comb. n., T. convexa (Froggatt), comb. n., T. maculata (Froggatt), comb. n., T. maskelli (Froggatt), comb. n., T. pisiformis (Froggatt), comb. n., T. spinosa (Froggatt), comb. n., and T. verrucula (Froggatt), comb. n. We redescribe and illustrate the adult female of each named species of Opisthoscelis for which the type material is known, as well as the fi rst-instar nymph of the type species of Opisthoscelis (O. subrotunda) and Tanyscelis (O. pisiformis). We describe four new species of Opisthoscelis: O. beardsleyi Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., O. thurgoona Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., O. tuberculata Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., and O. ungulifi nis Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., and five new species of Tanyscelis: T. grallator Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., T. megagibba Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., T. mollicornuta Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., T. tripocula Hardy & Gullan, sp. n., and T. villosigibba Hardy & Gullan, sp. n. We designate lectotypes for O. convexa, O. fi bularis, O. globosa Froggatt, O. maculata, O. mammularis, O. maskelli, O. pisiformis, O. recurva, O. serrata, O. spinosa, and O. verrucula. As a result of our taxonomic revision, Opisthoscelis has six species and Tanyscelis has 12 species. We describe the galls of females for all 18 species and galls of males for 10 species of Opisthoscelis and Tanyscelis, and provide photographs of the galls for most species. A key to the adult females of the species of both genera is included.© N.B. Hardy, P.J. Gullan.

Winterton S.L.,California State Collection of Arthropods | Lambkin C.L.,Entomology
ZooKeys | Year: 2012

The previously monotypic genus Manestella Metz, 2003 is revised with a single species, M. tristriata (Mann, 1933), redescribed and an additional 14 new species described: Manestella caesia sp. n., M. campestris sp. n., M. canities sp. n., M. cooloola sp. n., M. fumosa sp. n., M. incompleta sp. n., M. nubis sp. n., M. obscura sp. n., M. ocellaris sp. n., M. persona sp. n., M. poecilothorax sp. n., M. umbrapennis sp. n., M. vasta sp. n. and M. vespera sp. n. The putative sister genus to Manestella, Medomega gen. n., is described containing six new species: Medomega averyi sp. n., M. bailmeup sp. n., M. chlamydos sp. n., M. danielsi sp. n., M. gigasathe sp. n., and M. nebrias sp. n. Complete taxonomic descriptions were generated from a character matrix developed in Lucid Builder from which natural language descriptions (NLD) were parsed. Images of all species of Manestella and Medomega gen. n. are included, along with dichotomous keys to species. © S.L. Winterton, C.L. Lambkin.

Lambkin C.L.,Entomology | Bartlett J.S.,Khan Research Laboratories
ZooKeys | Year: 2011

Bush Blitz is a three-year multimillion dollar program to document the plants and animals in hundreds of properties across Australia's National Reserve System. The core focus is on nature discovery - identifying and describing new species of plants and animals. The Bush Blitz program has enabled the collection and description of beeflies (Diptera, Bombyliidae) from surveys in Western Australia and Queensland. Three new species of Australian beeflies belonging to the Exoprosopini are described; Palirika mackenziei Lambkin, sp. n., Palirika culgoafloodplainensis Lambkin, sp. n., and Larrpana bushblitz Lambkin, sp. n. Phylogenetic analysis of 40 Australian exoprosopine species belonging to the Balaana generic-group Lambkin & Yeates, 2003 supports the placement of the three new species into existing genera, and the erection and description of the new genus Ngalki Lambkin, gen. n. for Ngalki trigonium (Lambkin & Yeates, 2003), comb. n. Revised keys are provided for the genera of the Australian Balaana genus-group and the species of Palirika Lambkin & Yeates, 2003 and Larrpana Lambkin & Yeates, 2003. With the description of the three new species and the transferral of Munjua trigona Lambkin & Yeates, 2003 into the new genus Ngalki Lambkin, gen. n., three genera are rediagnosed; Munjua Lambkin & Yeates, 2003, Palirika and Larrpana. © C.L. Lambkin, J.S. Bartlett.

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