Grichanov I.Ya.1, Gilasian E.2 2023. A new species of Medetera Fischer von Waldheim, 1819 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) with a key to the species known from Iran // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.3: 322–329 [in English].

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

2 Insect Taxonomy Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, 19395-1454, Iran. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.3.08

ABSTRACT: A new long-legged fly species, Medetera neopavlovskii sp.n. from West Azerbaijan and Markazi provinces of Iran is described and illustrated. The new species appears to be very close to Iranian endemic М. pavlovskii Negrobov, 1972 in habitus, differing from the latter in a somewhat longer body; distal section of wing vein M4 at least 3/4 as long as crossvein dm-m; postpedicel 1.5 times longer than high; hypopygial surstylus distinctly shorter than epandrium, with simple setae and one thick curved bristle at apex; epandrial setae nearly as long as cercus. Medetera palmaris Negrobov, 1972 is newly found in Iran and redescribed. It is the first finding of this species after the original description from two males collected from Tajikistan and a female collected from Kasakhstan. A check list and key to 22 Medetera species of Iran are compiled.

KEY WORDS: Medeterinae, Medetera, new species, Palaearctic Region, Iran, Markazi, West Azerbaijan.

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