Authors: SAEEDEH HAKIMIAN, ALI ASGHAR TALEBI, BABAK GHARALI, NEAL EVENHUIS
Abstract: The genus Empidideicus Becker, 1907 (Diptera: Mythicomyiidae) was studied in 2 provinces of northern Iran (Tehran and Ghazvin provinces). Six species were collected and identified. A new species, Empidideicus formosus Hakimian, Talebi, & Gharali sp. nov., is described and its diagnostic characters are illustrated. This species is closely related to E. unicus Gharali & Evenhuis, 2011, but it is easily distinguished by the almost all-yellow prescutellar area and striated female spermathecal reservoirs.
Keywords: Empidideicus, Empidideicinae, Mythicomyiidae, new species, Iran
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