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Published: 2020-05-08

A new species of Pherbellia (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) from Iran

Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, I. R. Iran.
Jutestraat 30, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, I. R. Iran.
Field Station Fabrikschleichach, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (Zoology III), Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Glashüttenstraße 5, 96181 Rauhenebrach, Germany.
Diptera barcodes biogeography distribution faunistics nomenclature Palearctic Sciomyzoidea snail-killing flies taxonomy

Abstract

Pherbellia jalili Mortelmans & Kazerani sp. nov. is described based on 5 males and 4 females. The new species is associated with old deciduous forest and is found only in the Hyrcanean forest in Iran. It is compared with its sister species, P. annulipes (Zetterstedt, 1846), and a comprehensive distribution map for both species is given. The key to species of this group of Pherbellia is updated including the Japanese Pherbellia tricolor Sueyoshi, 2001. Barcodes are generated for P. jalili sp. nov., P. annulipes, and P. nana nana (Fallén, 1820).

 

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