Shamshev I.V. 2020. First record of an extant species of the genus Schistostoma Becker (Diptera: Dolichopodidae: Microphorinae) from the Oriental Region // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.3: 303–306 [in English].

Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.3.11

ABSTRACT. A new species of the genus Schistostoma Becker, 1902 (Dolichopodidae: Microphorinae) is described from the foothills of the Himalayas (India, Uttarakhand) — S. indicum sp.n. It is the first extant species of the genus recorded from the Oriental Region, in addition to two species described from Burmese amber. The new species belongs to the S. albopilosum species group which also includes one species from the Mediterranean and three species from South Africa.

KEY WORDS. Empidoidea, Dolichopodidae, Microphorinae, Schistostoma, India, new species.

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