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Chromatopterum (Diptera, Chloropidae), a newly recorded genus from China, and description of two new species



The genus Chromatopterum Becker is newly recorded from China. The following two described species are new to science: C. brevicercum sp. nov. and C. longiclavatum sp. nov. A key to the species of genus Chromatopterum from the world is given.



Diptera, Chloropidae, Chromatopterum, new species, China

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