Two new species of Rohdendorfi a (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Central Asia
Mengual Ximo, Barkalov Anatolij V.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(1): 325-336, 2019
Published online: 18th July 2019
Published in print: 10th August 2019
Abstract: Two new species of the flower fly genus Rohdendorfi a Smirnov, 1924 (Diptera:
Syrphidae) are described, Rohdendorfi a bella Mengual, sp. nov. and Rohdendorfi
a khakimovi Barkalov, sp. nov. A full description and images of both new
species are given, as well as an identifi cation key for the species of this
genus. Molecular sequences from mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) gene
and nuclear ribosomal 28S and 18S rRNA genes are also provided for the new
species. The studied specimens of Rohdendorfi a bella Mengual, sp. nov. are the
fi rst record of the genus Rohdendorfi a from India and represent the first
individuals collected in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Key words: Diptera, Syrphidae, Rohdendorfi a, fl ower fl ies, hoverfl ies, new species, identification key, DNA barcode, India, Kashmir, Ladakh, Pamir, Tajikistan