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.
HAKIMIAN, SAEEDEH; TALEBI, ALI ASGHAR; GHARALI, BABAK; and EVENHUIS, NEAL
"A study of the genus Empidideicus Becker, 1907 (Diptera: Mythicomyiidae) in northern Iran, with description of a new species,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 38:
3, Article 1.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol38/iss3/1