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On the taxonomy of the flies of the family Strongylophthalmyiidae (Diptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1993
Authors:A. I. Shatalkin
Journal:Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University
Keywords:Nartshukia, Nartshukia musiva, Strongylophthalmyia caliginosa, Strongylophthalmyia crinita, Strongylophthalmyia gibbifera, Strongylophthalmyia japonica, Strongylophthalmyia paula, Strongylophthalmyia pictipes, Strongylophthalmyia raricornis, Strongylophthalmyia stackelbergi, Strongylophthalmyia ustulata, Strongylophthalymia

The genus Strongylophthalmyia includes eight Palaearctic species. Of these S. paula is described new to science. It is a small species with transparent wings, naked arista, and light yellow face. S. crinita Hennig and S. japonica Iwasa are recorded for the first time from Russia. A key to the Palaearctic species of Strongylophthalmyia is given. S. gibbifera sp. n. and Nartshukia musiva gen. et sp. n. from Vietnam are also described. The first is identified as S. crinita in the Steyskal's key but differs from the latter by the smaller size, the presence of a dorsal triangular process on the third antennal segment, and the absence of the curved epandrial processes. N. musiva is a slender, narrow-winged fly easily recognised by the long legs and the visor-like anterior part of the frons. Its wings have incomplete subcosta, large second basal cell, and straight anal crossvein.

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