Ozerov A.L. 2010. Review of Afrotropical Scathophagidae (Diptera) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.18 (for 2009). No.4: 299–308 [in English].

Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Bol’shaya Nikitskaya 6, Moscow 125009, Russia. E-mail: ozerov2455@rambler.ru

Key words: Diptera, Scathophagidae, Scathophaga, review, Afrotropical region.

Abstract. The family Scathophagidae in the Afrotropical Region is reviewed and now includes 5 species in the genus Scathophaga Meigen, 1803. The status of Scathophaga helenae (Thomson) is in need of clarification. Lectotypes are designated for Scopeuma alata Becker, 1914, Scopeuma socia Becker, 1914, and Scopeuma foetulecta Séguy, 1966. Scathophaga longiaculeata sp.n. is described from material from Ethiopia. The distinctive characters of the species are discussed and partly figured. A key to the species is provided. Data on the biology and distribution of Afrotropical Scathophagidae are summarized.

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