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Kehlmaier C.,Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden | Gharali B.,Ghazvin Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources | Jahromi B.M.,Islamic Azad University at Shiraz
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

Corononcodes ziegleri spec. nov. is described and illustrated based on material from Iran. The species represents the second Palaearctic representative of this panopine genus. In addition, C. siculus Bezzi is recorded from Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) for the first time. An identification key to the Palaearctic species of Corononcodes is presented. Additional faunistic records for the Iranian fauna comprise Acrocera orbiculus (Fabricius) and an apparently undescribed species of Ogcodes Latreille. DNA-barcodes for all Iranian taxa are provided. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | Ghazvin Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources, c o Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden and Islamic Azad University at Shiraz
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2014

Corononcodes ziegleri spec. nov. is described and illustrated based on material from Iran. The species represents the second Palaearctic representative of this panopine genus. In addition, C. siculus Bezzi is recorded from Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) for the first time. An identification key to the Palaearctic species of Corononcodes is presented. Additional faunistic records for the Iranian fauna comprise Acrocera orbiculus (Fabricius) and an apparently undescribed species of Ogcodes Latreille. DNA-barcodes for all Iranian taxa are provided.


Winterton S.L.,Plant Pest Diagnostics Center | Gharali B.,Ghazvin Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources
ZooKeys | Year: 2011

An unusual new genus of Scenopinidae, Iranotrichia gen. n., comprising two newly discovered species (I. insolita sp. n. and I. nigra sp. n.), is described from Iran. Iranotrichia gen. n. are scenopinine window fies with a habitus reminiscent of certain bee fy genera (Bombyliidae), based on colouration and elongate mouthparts and antennae. Te phylogenetic placement of this distinctive new genus is discussed and a dichotomous key to world genera is presented. Te genus name Kelseyana nom. n. is proposed to replace Caenoneura Kröber, 1924, which was found to be preoccupied by Tomson (1870: 270) (Hymenoptera) and Kirby (1890: 136) (Odonata).


Gharali B.,Ghazvin Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources | Evenhuis N.L.,Bishop Museum
North-Western Journal of Zoology | Year: 2011

Based on specimens collected from northern Iran, the subfamily Leylaiyinae is recorded for the first time from Iran and a new species of the genus Leylaiya, L. aquilonia Gharali & Evenhuis, sp. nov. is described and illustrated. A key to species of the genus and their distributions are presented. © NwjZ, Oradea, Romania, 2011.


Gharali B.,Ghazvin Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources | Evenhuis N.,Bishop Museum | Kamali K.,Tarbiat Modares University | Talebi A.A.,Tarbiat Modares University
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

The genus Platypygus Loew, 1844 in Iran is reviewed. Platypygus kurdorum Paramonov and P. melinoproctus Loew are redescribed and a new species, Platypygus titanomedea sp. nov., is described and illustrated. A diagnostic key to species of Platypygus and Cyrtisiopsis in Iran is provided and variability of some characters in genus Platypygus is briefly discussed. As a result of this study, Platypygus maculiventris Loew is transferred to thegenus Cyrtisiopsis Séguy. © 2011 Magnolia Press.


Gharali B.,Ghazvin Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources | Evenhuis N.,Bishop Museum | Lotfalizadeh H.,East Azerbaijan Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Zoology in the Middle East | Year: 2011

Two new species, Empidideicus aurantiacus Gharali & Evenhuis, sp. nov. and Empidideicus unicus Gharali & Evenhuis, sp. nov., are described and illustrated from the north of Iran. An updated key to species of Empidideicus Becker, 1907 in Iran and the neighbouring countries gto the north is presented. © Kasparek Verlag, Heidelberg.

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