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Published: 2022-05-11

The genus Drymeia Meigen in the Caucasus Mountains, with a note on the identity of Aspilia glacialis Rondani, 1866 (Diptera: Muscidae)

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, United Kingdom
Diptera Flies high-altitude Caucasia new species new records

Abstract

The genus Drymeia Meigen, 1826 in the Caucasus Mountains is reviewed. A key is given for the six species, two of which are newly described: Drymeia fratercula sp. nov. and Drymeia sororcula sp. nov. The holotype of Aspilia glacialis Rondani, 1866 has been studied and this name is an older name for Drymeia alpicola (Rondani, 1871).

 

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