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Published: 2020-06-25
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Two new Idiocera Dale from the Mediterranean (Diptera: Limoniidae)

Neklanova 7, CZ-779 00 Olomouc-Nedvězí & Silesian Museum, Nádražní okruh 31, CZ-746 01 Opava, Czech Republic.
Diptera distributions Europe new species


Two new species of Idiocera (Idiocera) Dale, 1842 are described, viz. I. (I.) falcistylus sp. n. (Spain) and I. (I.) cretopunctata sp. n. (Greece: Crete), and their wings and male terminalia are illustrated. A key to the European species of the subgenus is appended.



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