Speccafrons (Diptera: Chloropidae: Oscinellinae) newly found in mainland China with description of a new species


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


Siphonella, Speccafrons costalis, S. digitiformis sp. nov., taxonomy, China


The genus, Speccafrons Sabrosky 1980 (Diptera: Chloropidae), has only 6 known species in the world, and it is recorded from mainland China for the first time. One species, Speccafrons digitiformis sp. nov., is described as new to science, and S. costalis (Duda), is newly recorded from mainland China. A key to the world species of genus Speccafrons is given.



El género, Speccafrons Sabrosky (Diptera: Chloropidae), tiene sólo 6 especies conocidas en el mundo, y es registrado por primera vez en la China continental. Se describe una especie, Speccafrons digitiformis sp. nov., como nueva para la ciencia y se registra por primera vez S. costalis (Duda) para la China continental. Se provee una clave de las especies del género Speccafrons del mundo.


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