New records of snail-killing flies (diptera: Sciomyzidae) from Iran

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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


Jonas Mortelmans
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Jutestraat 30
9000 Ghent
Diederik Volckaert
  • Originator
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vierwegenstraat 10
9620 Zottegem
Ali Ashgar Talebi
Dean of the College of Agriculture
Tarbiat Modares University
Jalal AleAhmad Nasr P.O.
14115-111 Tehran
Farzaneh Kazerani
Assistant professor
Tarbiat Modares University
Jalal AleAhmad Nasr P.O.
14115-111 Tehran
Saeed Namin Mohamadzade
Assistant professor of Entomology
Islamic Azad University of Varamin-Pishva
Naqshe Jahan
33817-7489 Tehran

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [24.5, 43.7], North East [40.2, 63.7]

Taxonomic Coverage

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 (

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

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-04-17 / 2016-05-01

Sampling Methods

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:

  1. collecting, dry pinning, shipping to Belgium, identifying

Collection Data

Collection Name Jonas Mortelmans Private collection
Specimen preservation methods Pinned

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