First records of the rare family Clusiidae (Diptera, Opomyzoidea) from Iran

  • F. Kazerani Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)
  • P. Beuk Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, De Bosquetplein, 6–7, NL-6211KJ, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • M. E. Farashiani Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, I.R. Iran
  • Sh. Mohammadnezhad Kiasari Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Education Center of Mazandaran, AREEO, Mazandaran, I.R. Iran
Keywords: Diptera, Fauna, Clusiidae, Iran

Abstract

During our research on the Diptera fauna ofnorthern Iran
during 2017–2018, three species of the family Clusiidae have been collected and identified. Clusiaflava
(Meigen, 1830), Clusia tigrina (Fallén, 1820) and Clusiodes ruficollis (Meigen, 1830) are recorded from
Iran for the first time. These also represent the first records of the family Clusiidae from Iran.

Author Biography

Sh. Mohammadnezhad Kiasari, Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Education Center of Mazandaran, AREEO, Mazandaran, I.R. Iran

Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Education Center of Mazandaran, AREEO,
Mazandaran, I.R. Iran

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Published
2020-02-26
How to Cite
Kazerani, F., Beuk, P. B., Farashiani, M. E., & Kiasari, S. M. (2020). First records of the rare family Clusiidae (Diptera, Opomyzoidea) from Iran. Zoodiversity, 54(1), 31-34. https://doi.org/10.15407/zoo2020.01.031
Section
Fauna and Systematics