Ovchinnikov A.N.1, Makarova O.L.2 2016. The dung flies (Scathophagidae, Diptera) of the Dolgii Island, Barents Sea, Russia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.25. No.2: 215–218 [in English].
1 Zoological Institute RAS, St.-Petersburg 199034, University levee, 1, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS, Moscow 119071, Leninsky pr. 33, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
KEY WORDS: Diptera, Scathophagidae, Arctic, tundra, Barents Sea, Nenets State Natural Reserve.
ABSTRACT. Using soil pitfall trapping or netting of vegetation during July 2004, 11 species of dung flies were revealed on the Dolgii Island (69°12'N, 59°13'E), Barents Sea, Russian Arctic. Thus, the scathophagid fauna of the Nenets State Nature Reserve and adjacent areas currently includes 15 species. Seven species were not previously recorded from that area: Allomyella albipennis (Zetterstedt, 1838), Cosmetopus dentimanus (Zetterstedt, 1838), Microprosopa lacteipennis Ringdahl, 1920, M. pallidicauda (Zetterstedt, 1838), Scathophaga litorea (Fallén, 1819), S. obscurinervis (Becker, 1900), S. varipes (Holmgren, 1883). Half of the fauna (5 species) belong to the genus Scathophaga Meigen, 1803. The geographic distributions of three species are confined to tundra landscapes.