New species and records of Anthomyzidae (Diptera) from the East Palaearctic, with a checklist of taxa occurring in the area
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(1): 261-288, 2021
Published online: 26th July 2021
Abstract: The knowledge of Anthomyzidae (Diptera: Acalyptratae) in the East Palaearctic
area is extended by new taxonomic, biological and distributional information.
Two new species of the genus Anthomyza Fallén, 1810, viz. A. aspina sp. nov.
(Russia: Far East) and A. breviclavus sp. nov. (North Korea), and a species
tentatively affi liated with the genus Zealantha Roháček, 2007, viz. Z.
fasciolata sp. nov. (Japan) are described. Although all are based only on
females, they are distinctive species unmistakably recognized by external
characters and structures of the female postabdomen. Relationships of all new
species are discussed. Records of 24 species are presented; 3 species are
recorded from the E. Palaearctic, 1 species from continental Asia, 3 species
from North Korea and a number of species from particular parts of E. Palaearctic
Russia for the fi rst time. An updated checklist of East Palaearctic
Anthomyzidae is presented, now comprising 13 genera and 44 species. Taxonomic
notes for Anthomyza clara Roháček, 2006, Fungomyza cercata Roháček,
2009 and some other species, and new biological information for Anthomyza
trifurca Sueyoshi & Roháček, 2003 are given. Longitudinal dark patterning
of the wing found in A. breviclavus sp. nov., represents the fi fth lineage of
Anthomyzidae in which this type of pattern has evolved independently. Species
richness of Anthomyzidae in the E. Palaearctic is discussed with an estimate of
about 60 species occurring in the area.
Key words: Diptera, Anthomyzidae, Anthomyza, Zealantha, 3 new species, taxonomy, relationships, biology, distribution, biodiversity, new records, wing pattern, Palaearctic Region