Speccafrons (Diptera: Chloropidae: Oscinellinae) newly found in mainland China with description of a new species

Xiaoyan Liu, Ding Yang


The genus, Speccafrons Sabrosky 1980 (Diptera: Chloropidae), has only 6 known species in the world, and it is recorded from mainland China for the first time. One species, Speccafrons digitiformis sp. nov., is described as new to science, and S. costalis (Duda), is newly recorded from mainland China. A key to the world species of genus Speccafrons is given.



El género, Speccafrons Sabrosky (Diptera: Chloropidae), tiene sólo 6 especies conocidas en el mundo, y es registrado por primera vez en la China continental. Se describe una especie, Speccafrons digitiformis sp. nov., como nueva para la ciencia y se registra por primera vez S. costalis (Duda) para la China continental. Se provee una clave de las especies del género Speccafrons del mundo.


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Siphonella; Speccafrons costalis; S. digitiformis sp. nov.; taxonomy; China

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