Grichanov I.Ya.  2022. First reliable record of the genus Micromorphus Mik, 1878 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from the Oriental Region, with the description of a new species from India // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.4: 422–425 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.4.13

ABSTRACT: The genus Micromorphus Mik, 1878 is known in the Oriental Region by doubtful records of two Palaearctic species from Nepal and Sichuan province of China and two species with uncertain position from Guizhou province of China. A new species of Micromorphus from India is described and illustrated: Micromorphus rishikeshensis sp.n. Male of the new species differs reliably from other congeneric species in the black thorax, black coxae and blackish femora, simple legs, five strong dorsocentral bristles, but mainly in the shape and setation of hypopygial cercus, surstylus, postgonite and epandrial lobes.

KEY WORDS: Diptera, Dolichopodidae, Peloropeodinae, Micromorphus, taxonomy, new species, India.

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