Pseudopsodexia Townsend,

Whitworth, Terry, 2010, Keys to the genera and species of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of the West Indies and description of a new species of Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy, Zootaxa 2663, pp. 1-35: 33

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Pseudopsodexia Townsend


Genus Pseudopsodexia Townsend 

A specimen of this genus was examined from the Dominican Republic, Elias Pina Province, July 7, 2006, collected by N.E. Woodley ( USNM). Downes (1986) provided a key to two species of this genus, but when an attempt was made to identify this specimen using the key, characters appeared intermediate, suggesting the possibility of an undescribed species. Downes (1986) listed a specimen of Pseudopsodexia  , P. horebana Dodge  from Portland, Jamaica in WSUP, but a search for that specimen was unsuccessful. He also listed P. cruciata (Reinhard)  from Havana, Cuba.


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