Published October 1, 2022 | Version v1
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A description of a new species of Western Palaearctic Lonchoptera Meigen (Diptera, Lonchopteridae) from Georgia

  • 1. FlyEvidence
  • 2. Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, Maastricht, Limburg, NL


The Worldwide family Lonchopteridae comprises a single extant genus, Lonchoptera Meigen, 1803 currently containing 69 species (including the new species), of which 33 are Palaearctic species. A description of a new Palaearctic species (Lonchoptera pseudolutea sp. nov.) from Georgia is provided. Diagnostic character states distinguishing the new species from congeneric European species are discussed and illustrated. The available generic name Neolonchoptera Vaillant, 1989 is newly synonymised with Lonchoptera Meigen, 1803 and Lonchoptera nevadica (Vaillant, 1989) reassigned as a new combination.


The work of the first author in the project on which this study is based was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the grant number 01DK20014A.


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