Grichanov I.Ya.1, Freidberg A.2 2018. New species and new records of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Israel // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.27. No.3: 299–306 [in English].
1 All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskiy roadway, 3, St. Petersburg–Pushkin, 196608 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
2 The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, School of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: Two new species from Israel, Hercostomus kravchenkoi sp.n. and Hercostomus yefremovae sp.n., are described of the Hercostomus plagiatus species group differing from the other groups in the male segment 7 short, bare, with distinct tergum and sternum; hypopygium large, with small or without basiventral epandrial lobes near base of hypandrium; hypandrium mostly free, simple, fused to epandrium at extreme base; apicoventral epandrial lobes located rather distally, far from base of hypandrium. A key to species of the H. plagiatus group is provided. Hercostomus thraciensis Kechev et Negrobov, 2015, and Condylostylus longicornis (Fabricius, 1775) are recorded from the country for the first time. Photographs of Israeli specimens of H. kravchenkoi sp.n., H. yefremovae sp.n. and H. thraciensis are provided.
KEY WORDS: Diptera, Dolichopodidae, Palaearctic Region, Israel, Hercostomus plagiatus species group, Condylostylus, new species, key.