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Black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) found in association with cultivated plants and mushrooms in Australia, with notes on cosmopolitan pest species and biosecurity interceptions.
Male sciarids collected in Australia from inside post-entry quarantine and domestic greenhouses and from vegetable gardens and various plants, were slide mounted and identified. Specimens intercepted
Revision of the types of male Sciaridae (Diptera) described from Australia by F.A.A. Skuse.
A total of 27 male sciarid types described by Skuse (1888 and 1890), held in the Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra, and the Australian Museum, Sydney, were remounted and examined
New black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) from Eastern Australia.
The following 17 species are described as new for science: Austrosciara heterospinata sp. n., Aus. kalliesi sp. n., Aus. multispinulata sp. n., Aus. stockerae sp. n., Aus. trichovenosa sp. n.,
Pseudolycoriella skusei sp. nov. (Diptera: Sciaridae), a new dark-winged fungus gnat from Norfolk Island and Australia.
TLDR
The first records of the genus Pseudolycoriella are reported from Norfolk Island and Australia, where species rich within the southern hemisphere are reported.
Revision of black fungus gnat species (Diptera, Sciaridae) described from the Hawaiian Islands by D.E. Hardy and W.A. Steffan, and a contribution to the knowledge of the sciarid fauna of the
On the Hawaiian Islands 22 sciarid species were detected, belonging to the following ten genera: Austrosciara Schmitz Mjöberg, Bradysia Winnertz, Corynoptera Winnertz, Cratyna Winnertz, Epidapus
Black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of Queensland, Australia. Part I. Genera Chaetosciara Frey, Corynoptera Winnertz, Cratyna Winnertz, Epidapus Haliday, Keilbachia Mohrig, Lobosciara Steffan,
TLDR
This study is the first of a taxonomic series on the Sciaridae of Australia, starting with the sciarid fauna of Queensland, and describes 12 species described herein, seven of which are new to science.
Revision of the black fungus gnat species (Diptera: Sciaridae) described by W.A. Steffan from Micronesia.
On the Micronesian Islands 20 species belonging to ten sciarid genera were detected. The revision resulted in the following three new combinations: Cratyna brevipalpis (Steffan) comb. n., Epidapus
Black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of Queensland, Australia. Part II. Genus Pseudolycoriella Menzel amp; Mohrig, 1998.
TLDR
In this second part on the black fungus gnats of Queensland, Australia, nine species are described as new for science and the following three species are new for Australia.
A LAMP (Loop-mediated isothermal amplification) test for rapid identification of Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium).
TLDR
The novelKhapra and 18S LAMP assays should improve speed, accuracy and confidence of detection of Khapra beetle at incursion points and aid rapid biosecurity responses in any country affected, especially as the assays described here are portable and easy to implement in the field conditions where resources are limited.
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