A new species of fig-feeding Lonchaeidae (Diptera: Schizophora) from India and a checklist for the family in the Indian sub-continent

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:I. MacGowan, RAZAK, N. A. K. E. E. R., Rotheray, G., AHMAD, I. R. F. A. N.

A new species of Lonchaeidae, Silba lashker sp. nov. is described from specimens reared from figs in Jammu and Kashmir,
India. The adult and larvae are described and comparisons are made with other species in the genus. A checklist for
the Indian sub-continent is provided which lists twenty four species in four genera including one new species and a further
four species recorded from the sub-continent for the first time. The family Lonchaeidae is reported for the first time from
the biodiversity hotspot region of the Kashmir valley.

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