Kato D.1, Tachi T.2 2020. The first records of the tribe Lechriini (Diptera: Limoniidae) in Japan, with descriptions of three new species // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.19. No.5: 273–280 [in English].

1 Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Sicences, «Kyororo», 1712-2 Matsunoyama, Tokamachi 942-1411 Japan. E-mail: hehemanpuldoa.d4@gmail.com

2 Biosystematics Laboratory, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 Japan.

doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.19.5.09

ABSTRACT. The tribe Lechriini is recorded from Japan for the first time. Three new species of the tribe, Lechria yamauchii Kato sp.n., Trichoneura (Ceratolimnobia) ishigakiensis Kato sp.n., and T. (Xipholimnobia) japonica Kato sp.n. are described. This is the first record of Lechria from the Palaearctic region. Images of their external appearance and wings, and drawings of their male terminalia are shown. Morphological characters of Lechriini are noted, and a key to the Japanese species is provided.

KEY WORDS: Ceratolimnobia, Japan, Lechria, Limoniidae, Trichoneura, Xipholimnobia.

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