Ozerov A.L. 2013. Description of five new species and notes on taxonomy of Scathophagidae (Diptera) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.22. No.1: 81–89 [in English].

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

Key words: Diptera, Scathophagidae, taxonomy,  new species, new synonyms, Europe, Russia.

Abstract. Norellisoma vockerothi sp.n. is described on specimens from Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Four species are described from Russia: Scathophaga karelica, sp.n.  from Karelia, Cleigastra sundukovi, sp.n. and Scathophaga hadleyi, sp.n. from Kuril Islands, and Acerocnema arctica, sp.n. from Taimyr. Lectotype is designated for Cordylura frigida Holmgren, 1883. Four new synonyms are established: Acanthocnema nigripes Ringdahl, 1936 is a new synonym of Acanthocnema latipennis Becker, 1894; Amaurosoma albipilum Ringdahl, 1936 is a new synonym of Nanna inermis (Becker, 1894); Scopeuma parviceps Ringdahl, 1936 is a new synonym of Scathophaga lutaria (Fabricius, 1794); Scopeuma villosiventre Ringdahl, 1937 is a new synonym of Scathophaga apicalis (Curtis in Ross, 1835).

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