New data on lance flies (Diptera, Lonchaeidae) associated with figs (Moraceae, Ficus spp.) in Japan and Taiwan, with descriptions of two new species of the genus Silba MacquartLarvae of the genus Silba Macquart, 1875 were obtained from the syconia of three different species of Ficus growing on the southern islands of Japan and Taiwan. Examination of the emerged adults identified four species, two of which are described as new to science: Silba erecta MacGowan and Arimoto sp....
Arimoto, Kôichi ; MacGowan, Iain ; Su, Zhi-Hui
Journal articleA new species of Silba Macquart 1851, Silba ischnopoda sp. nov., is described from Thailand and Cambodia. The Thailand individuals were obtained from larvae found in mature male figs of the dioecious Ficus ischnopoda Miq. Comparisons are made with other similar Asian Silba species which have also been reared from...
MacGowan, Iain ; Compton, S G