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Moravvej G, Heidari Latibari M, Ghafouri Moghaddam M. New record of black fungus gnat (Diptera: Sciaroidea, Sciaridae) from Iran, with a first record for the fauna of the Middle East. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2022; 8 (2) :207-218
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1- Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. , moravej@um.ac.ir
2- Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.
3- Yas com., Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.
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This paper presents new information on black fungus gnats (Sciaridae) based on field studies at seven localities in Iran. Five sciarid species from the genera Bradysia Winnertz, Corynoptera Winnertz and Lycoriella Frey were collected with Malaise traps, yellow sticky traps, sweep net and an aspirator between 2015 and 2021: Bradysia cellarum Frey, 1948; B. ocellaris (Comstock, 1882); B. tilicola (Loew, 1850); Corynoptera fatigans (Johannsen, 1912); Lycoriella sativae (Johannsen, 1912). All species are first records for the Sistan and Baluchestan province. Bradysia tilicola (Loew) is new to Iran and was recorded for the first time in the Middle East. This brings the number of known sciarid species from Iran to seven. For five species are given a short morphological diagnosis and the global distribution. A map illustrates the distribution of all identified sciarid species in Iran.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Diptera
Received: 2021/12/31 | Accepted: 2022/03/8 | Published: 2022/04/11

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