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Published: 2017-02-06
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Discovery of the genus Claraeola Aczél in Iran with the description of two new species (Diptera: Pipunculidae)

Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, P.O. Box: 98615-53, Iran.
Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, Museum of Zoology, Königsbrücker Landstrasse 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany.
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, P.O. Box: 98615-53, Iran.
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, P.O. Box: 98615-53, Iran.
Insect Taxonomy Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), 19395–1454, Tehran, Iran.
Diptera big-headed flies Middle East DNA barcoding identification key


The genus Claraeola Aczél is recorded from Iran for the first time. Two new species, Claraeola parnianae Motamedinia & Kehlmaier sp. nov. and Claraeola khorshidae Motamedinia & Kehlmaier sp. nov., are described and illustrated. An updated identification key to the Western Palaearctic species of the genus Claraeola is provided. Both species were characterized morphologically and by DNA barcoding of the mitochondrial COI gene.



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