Eur. J. Entomol. 106 (3): 425-440, 2009 | 10.14411/eje.2009.054

West Palaearctic species of the genus Eloeophila (Diptera: Limoniidae)

Jaroslav STARÝ
Department of Zoology and Laboratory of Ornithology, Faculty of Science of the Palacký University, tř. Svobody 26, CZ-77146 Olomouc, Czech Republic; e-mail: stary@prfnw.upol.cz

A review of West Palaearctic species of the genus Eloeophila Rondani, 1856 is presented. Three species are redescribed, viz. E. czernyi (Strobl in Czerny & Strobl, 1909), E. laciniata (Edwards, 1928), and E. pusilla (Kuntze, 1920). A lectotype of the latter is designated. Eloeophila albofascia (Alexander, 1975) is established as a new junior synonym of E. apicata (Loew, 1871). Descriptions are provided of E. bipartita sp. n. (North Italy), E. delmastroi sp. n. (North Italy), E. lucasi sp. n. (South Italy and Sicily), E. maroccana sp. n. (Morocco, Spain), E. martinovskyi sp. n. (South Italy), E. minor sp. n. (Czech Republic, Slovakia), E. pectinistylus sp. n. (Spain), E. punctulata sp. n. [Cyprus, Greece (Crete)], E. sparsipunctum sp. n. (Bulgaria), and E. tigricosta sp. n. (Spain). A key to males of all West Palaearctic species is presented.

Keywords: Diptera, Limoniidae, Eloeophila, West Palaearctic, taxonomy, redescriptions, new synonymy, lectotype designation, new species, new records, distribution, key

Received: February 12, 2009; Accepted: May 4, 2009; Published: July 24, 2009

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