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Zoology in the Middle East, Volume 58: Chloropidae from the Arabian Peninsula (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha)

Journal / Magazine

Series: Zoology in the Middle East Volume: 58

By: John C Deeming(Author), Hathal M Al-Dhafer(Author)

88 pages, illustrations

Max Kasperek Verlag

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #203705
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A total of 119 named species, belonging to 48 genera are recorded from the Arabian Peninsula. Of these 21 species are described as new to science, being Scoliophthalmus cryptonevriformis, Elachiptera acanthellata, Pselaphia acuticornis, P. albiseta, P. sabroskyi, P. yemenensis, Polyodaspis abhaensis, Calamoncosis sorghivora, Tricimba africana, Aphanotrigonum vanemdeni, Incertella dimorphica, Sabroskyina sinuata, Trachysiphonella dawahi, T. recurva, Eutropha dancei, E. longicornis, Chloropsina enigma, Merochlorops vanharteni, Lagaroceras argillum, Stenophthalmus baderi and S. occidentalis. Seven species are placed in new combination, being Melanochaeta umbrosa (Becker), M. vulgaris (Adams), M. scapularis (Adams), M. atricornis (Adams) and M. flavofrontata (Becker) to Lasiochaeta, Conioscinella amabilis (Becker) to Gaurax and Chlorops lucidifrons Becker to Lasiosina. Lasiosina aurea Dely-Draskovits is placed as a junior synonym of L. lucidifrons (Becker) and Aprometopis sylvestrii Séguy is placed as a junior synonym of Strobliola flavofacies (Becker). Calamoncosis occulta (Becker) is partially redescribed. Immature stages are described where available.

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