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Published: 2021-12-20

Two flower fly species (Diptera: Syrphidae) new to India

Department of Zoology, Government College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190001 India
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
Department of Zoology, Government College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190001 India
Division of Plant Protection; Department of Entomology, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 191132 India
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Ottawa, Canada
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Leibniz-Institut zur Analyse des Biodiversitätswandels, Adenauerallee 160, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Syrphidae DNA barcoding new records distribution India

Abstract

Based on adult morphology and DNA barcoding, two flower fly species are reported for the first time from India: Helophilus trivittatus (Fabricius, 1805) and Lejogaster tarsata (Megerle in Meigen, 1822). These species were collected from the Kashmir Valley, in the northern fringe of the Western Himalaya of the Indian subcontinent.

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