Shamshev I.V. 2023. Dance flies (Diptera: Empididae) in A.P. Fedtschenko’s Collection from Turkestan: Empis subgenus Polyblepharis // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.2: 221–233 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.2.13

ABSTRACT. The material on dance flies of the subgenus Polyblepharis Bezzi of the genus Empis Linnaeus (Diptera: Empididae) from the collection taken by the Russian naturalist and explorer A.P. Fedtschenko in Middle Asia (1869–1871) was examined. Ten species were found, of which five species are described as new: Empis (Polyblepharis) fandariensis sp.n. (Tajikistan), E. (P.) fedtschenkoi sp.n. (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), E. (P.) hirsutitarsis sp.n. (Kyrgyzstan), E. (P.) sogdiensis sp.n. (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), E. (P.) turkestanica sp.n. (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan).

KEY WORDS. Diptera, Empididae, new species, A.P. Fedtschenko, Middle Asia.

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