Three new records of the genus Lomatia Meigen, 1822 (Diptera: Bombyliidae) from Iran

HAKIMIAN, Saeedeh; Asghar TALEBI, Ali; GHARALI, Babak; FARAHANI, Samira
June 2013
Biharean Biologist;Jun2013, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The genus Lomatia Meigen, 1822 (Diptera: Bombyliidae) was studied in the central and northern parts of Iran. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps during 2010 and 2011. Four species of the genus Lomatia were identified; three of them are recorded for the first time from Iran, namely: L. abbreviata Villeneuve, 1911, L. lateralis (Meigen, 1820) and L. polyzona Loew, 1869, in addition to L. shelkovnikovi Paramonov which was previously recorded in Iran. Morphological characters, geographical distributions, and an identification key for the four collected species are provided.


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