Review of Subtribe Apodacrina (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) of Middle East with Descriptions of Ten New Species.

  • Yu. G. Verves Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, NAS of Ukraine,, Academician Lebedev st., 37, Kyiv, Ukraine 03143, e-mail
  • L. A. Khrokalo National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”
Keywords: Apodacrina, Middle East, new species, keys, fauna


New distributional data and an updated and annotated checklist for 27 species of Middle Eastern Sarcophagidae of the subtribe Apodacrina Rohdendorf are presented. Of these, 17 species are recorded for Israel, 10 for Egypt, 4 for Turkey, 3 for Iran; 2 for each of Cyprus, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, and 1 for Oman. No data are available for Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria and Yemen. Ten new species are described, including 5 from Israel (Apodacra idiopatica sp. n., A. melanura sp. n., Xeromyia moderabilis sp. n., X. nahalica sp. n., Xerophilomyia nigritarsus sp. n.), 2 from Saudi Arabia (Xeromyia jeddaense sp. n., X. ponti sp. n.), 1 from Cyprus (Xerophilomyia famagustica sp. n.), 1 from Egypt (Apodacra firanensis sp. n.), and 1 from Oman (Xeromyia omanica sp. n.). Comprehensive regional keys for the identification of genera and regional species are presented.


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Verves, Y. G., & Khrokalo, L. A. (2020). Review of Subtribe Apodacrina (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) of Middle East with Descriptions of Ten New Species. Zoodiversity, 54(3), 183–204.
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