Ozerov A.L.1, Krivosheina M.G.2 2023. Contribution to the fauna of dung flies (Diptera: Scathophagidae) of Russia with a key to genera and a checklist of the Russian Scathophagidae // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.1: 95–122 [in English].
1 Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Bol’shaya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow 125009, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospect, 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT. An identification key for the genera of flies of the family Scathophagidae and a checklist of genera and species of this family currently known from Russia are provided. Diagnoses of genera Cosmetopus Becker, 1894, Ernoneura Becker, 1894, Hydromyza Fallén, 1823, Leptopa Zetterstedt, 1838, Megaphthalma Becker, 1894, Scatomyza Fallén, 1810, Staegeria Rondani, 1856 are given, the number of species assigned to these genera in the fauna of Russia is indicated, and keys to species for the genera containing two or more species are provided. Cosmetopus dentimanus (Zetterstedt, 1838) and Leptopa hostae (Herring, 1955) are newly recorded from Russia. Leptopa filiformis Zetterstedt, 1838 is recorded for the first time in the Asian part of the Palearctic Region. Two new synonyms are proposed: Leptopa Zetterstedt, 1838 = Parallelomma Strobl, 1894, syn.n. and Megaphthalma Becker, 1894 = Megaphthalmoides Ringdahl, 1936, syn.n.
KEY WORDS: Diptera, Scathophagidae, Russia, fauna, key to genera, checklist, new synonyms, new records.