New records of the soldier flies of Morocco with a bibliographical inventory of the North African fauna (Diptera, Stratiomyidae)



Yimlahi D, Üstüner T, Zinebi S, Belqat B.


Zookeys. 2017 Oct 18;(709):87-125. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.709.13364. 2017.


A checklist of soldier flies species recorded from the North African countries of
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt is based on both literature records and
material newly collected in Morocco. Four subfamilies (Stratiomyinae, Sarginae,
Nemotelinae, and Pachygasterinae), and twelve species from five genera have been
collected and are recognized in Morocco. Pachygaster atra (Panzer, 1798), Oxycera
pardalina (Meigen, 1822), Nemotelus danielssoni (Mason, 1989), and Oxycera terminata
(Meigen, 1822) are newly recorded to the North African fauna. Nemotelus atriceps
(Loew, 1856) and Nemotelus maculiventris (Bigot, 1861) are reported for the first
time in Morocco. The present number of soldier flies known from Morocco is 33.

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Link/DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.709.13364