Predatory midges of the tribes Palpomyiini and Sphaeromiini (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from the Middle East, with keys and descriptions of new species

Alicja-Kownacka Alwin , Ryszard Szadziewski , Jacek Szwedo


The Middle East biting midges of the tribes Palpomyiini (20 species in three genera) and Sphaeromiini s. lat. (six species in five genera) are reviewed. Three new species are described and illustrated: Bezzia libanensis Alwin & Szadziewski sp. nov., B. sharjahi Alwin & Szadziewski sp. nov. and Palpomyia freidbergi Alwin & Szadziewski sp. nov. Bezzia aegyptia Kieffer, 1925 is recognized as a new junior synonym of B. albicornis (Meigen, 1818) (syn. nov.) and B. omanensis Boorman & van Harten, 2002, is recognized as a junior synonym of B. (Sivabezzia) pachypyga Remm, 1974 (syn. nov.). Keys to the genera and species of the tribes Palpomyiini and Sphaeromiini of the Middle East are also provided.
Author Alicja-Kownacka Alwin
Alicja-Kownacka Alwin,,
, Ryszard Szadziewski (FB/DIZP)
Ryszard Szadziewski,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Jacek Szwedo (FB/DIZP)
Jacek Szwedo,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of Taxonomy, ISSN 2118-9773, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets1.45
Keywords in EnglishBezzia, Palpomyia, new synonymy, Middle East, distribution
ASJC Classification1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 06-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.796; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.872 (2) - 2018=1.138 (5)
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