Grichanov I.Ya. 2022. A new species of Hercostomus Loew, 1857 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Tanzania // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.2: 191–193 [in English].

All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskiy roadway 3, St. Petersburg–Pushkin, 196608 Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.2.18

ABSTRACT: A new material for the genus Hercostomus Loew, 1857 has been recently found and identified. Hercostomus nikitai Grichanov, sp.n. from Tanzania is described and illustrated. The new species differs from other representatives of the genus in morphology of male fore tarsus and genitalia mainly. Correction of the last key to Afrotropical species of Hercostomus is also provided.

KEY WORDS: Diptera, Dolichopodidae, Dolichopodinae, Hercostomus, taxonomy, new species, Tropical Africa.

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