Discovery of subgenus Neoilliesiella (Diptera: Empididae) in the Oriental Region, with description of a new species from southern Tibet

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  • Xiaoyan Liu Department of Entomology, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China Hubei Insect Resources Utilization and Sustainable Pest Management Key Laboratory, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Li Shi Department of Entomology, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China College of Agronomy, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot 010019, China
  • Ding Yang Department of Entomology, College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China

Keywords:

dance fly, Heleodromia (Neoilliesiella) orientalis sp. nov., Oriental Region, Tibet

Abstract

Subgenus Neoilliesiella of the genus Heleodromia in the subfamily Trichopezinae (Diptera: Empididae) is distributed only in eastern Europe with 2 known species. Recently this rare subgenus was found in the Oriental Region. One new species, Heleodromia (Neoilliesiella) orientalis sp. nov., is described from southern Tibet. A key to the species of the subgenus is presented.

 

El subgénero Neoilliesiella del género Heleodromia en la subfamilia Trichopezinae (Diptera: Empididae) esta distribuido solamente en el este de Europa con 2 especies conocidas. Recientemente, se encontró esta subgénero raro en la Región Oriental. Se describe una nueva especie, Heleodromia (Neoilliesiella) orientalis sp. nov., del sur del Tíbet. Se presenta una clave para las especies del subgénero.

 

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