Zoological Studies

Vol. 46 No. 2, 2007

A Review of the lucidula-Subgroup of the Fannia canicularis Species-Group (Diptera: Fanniidae)

Ming-Fu Wang1,*, Rong-Rong Wang2,3, and Wan-Qi Xue1

1Institute of Entomology, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, China
2Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
3Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China

Ming-Fu Wang, Rong-Rong Wang, and Wan-Qi Xue (2006) The lucidula-subgroup of Chillcott (1961) belongs to the Fannia canicularis species-group of Chillcott (1961) in the genus Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (family Fanniidae). A review of the F. lucidula-subgroup, previously known from 6 species, is expanded to include 3 additional species: F. australis Malloch, 1923, F. hohxiliensis sp. nov., and F. latifrontalis Hennig, 1955. The new species described here is from China. A key to the known species of the F. lucidula-subgroup is given. To facilitate comparisons of the species, the original diagnosis of the F. canicularis species-group has been expanded, and a key to its 3 subgroups, i.e., the F. canicularis-subgroup, F. pusio-subgroup, and F. lucidula-subgroup, is also given. Type specimens are deposited in the collections of the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Key words: Diptera, Fanniidae, Fannia, Fannia lucidula-subgroup, New species.

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