New records of snail-killing flies (diptera: Sciomyzidae) from Iran
During a two-week sampling campaign in Iran from April 17th to May 1th 2016, 14 species of snail-killing flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) were caught. Three species, Pherbellia schoenherri, P. nana and P. ventralis are mentioned for the first time from Iran.
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Mortelmans J, Volckaert D (2016): New records of snail-killing flies (diptera: Sciomyzidae) from Iran. v1.4. Belgium Biodiversity Platform. Dataset/Occurrence.doi:10.15468/cw73bc
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Islamic Republic of Iran; Sciomyzidae; faunistics; Islamic Republic of Iran; Sciomyzidae; faunistics
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [24.5, 43.7], North East [40.2, 63.7]|
New records of 12 species of Snail-killing flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) are given: Pherbina coryleti, Psacadina verbekei, Tetanocera hyalipennis, Ilione turcestanica, Hydromya dorsata, Sepedon sphegea, Sepedon spinipes, Coremacera catenata, Pherbellia griscescens, Pherbellia spec., Pherbellia cinerella, Pherbellia nana and Pherbellia griseola. Three species of Snail-killing flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) are new to Iran: Pherbellia ventralis, Pherbellia schoenherri and Pherbellia nana Nomenclature is according to Systema Dipterorum (http://www.diptera.org/index.php).
|Family||Sciomyzidae (snail-killing flies)|
|Species||Pherbellia nana, Pherbellia griseola, Pherbellia cinerella, Pherbellia schoenherri, Pherbellia ventralis, Ditaeniella grisecens, Coremacera catenata, Sepedon spinipes, Sepedon sphegea, Hydromya dorsata, Ilione turcestanica, Tetanocera hyalipennis, Psacadina verbekei, Pherbina coryleti|
|Start Date / End Date||2016-04-17 / 2016-05-01|
All materials were collected by hand-netting the insects, and stored as dry, pinned materials.
|Study Extent||Six provinces were visited: Kerman province, Khuzestan province, Mazandaran province, Qazvin province, Alborz province and Teheran province|
|Quality Control||Of all species, at least one specimen was collected.|
Method step description:
- collecting, dry pinning, shipping to Belgium, identifying
|Collection Name||Jonas Mortelmans Private collection|
|Specimen preservation methods||Pinned|
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