Vikhrev N.E. 2011. Taxonomic notes on the Lispe leucospila species-group (Diptera: Muscidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.20. No.2: 215–218 [in English].

Zoological Museum of Moscow University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya 6, Moscow, 125009, Russia.

KEY WORDS: Lispe leucospila, Lispe sinica, Lispe pectinipes, Muscidae, Diptera, key, Palaearctica, Oriental region, new synonym.

ABSTRACT. Synonymy of the Lispe leucospila species-group is considered. In the Palaearctic and the Oriental region this group is represented by two species: Lispe leucospila (Wiedemann, 1830) (= Lispe sinica Hennig, 1960 syn.n. ) and Lispe pectinipes Becker, 1903 (=Lispe leucospila (Wiedemann) sensu Hennig [misidentification]). An identification key for these species and notes on ecology are given. At least one more related species is present in the Afrotropical region.

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