New Records of the Moroccan Soldier Flies (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) with the Description of the Male of Oxycera flava (Lindner, 1938)

Authors

  • Driss Yimlahi Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics, Conservation of Biodiversity (LESCB), Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tétouan, Morocco https://orcid.org/0009-0007-2331-7552
  • Boutaïna Belqat Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics, Conservation of Biodiversity (LESCB), Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tétouan, Morocco https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2857-7699
  • Turgay Üstüner Selçuk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Konya, Turkey https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0604-2346
  • Paul L.TH. Beuk Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6383-3905

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51963/jers.v26i1.2547

Abstract

New data about Moroccan soldier flies (Stratiomyidae) are presented in the present study that discusses 15 species. Six species are recorded as new to the fauna of Morocco, four of which, Oxycera analis Wiedemann in Meigen, 1822, O. flava (Lindner, 1938), O. marginata Loew, 18959, and Chorisops tibialis (Meigen, 1820) are new records for North Africa. Oxycera morrisii (Curtis, 1833) is recorded for the first time in Morocco. Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758) was recently reported based on a personal communication without details but is now also formally added. It adds a new subfamily to the Moroccan fauna, the Hermetiinae. Notes on taxonomy, distribution and biology of the species are added. The male of O. flava is described and illustrated.

Author Biographies

Boutaïna Belqat, Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics, Conservation of Biodiversity (LESCB), Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tétouan, Morocco

Lescb Url-Cnrst N°18, Lescb Url-Cnrst N°18, Fs, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tétouan, Morocco

Turgay Üstüner, Selçuk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Konya, Turkey

Selçuk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Campus Alaeddin Keykubat, Selçuklu, 42075 Konya, Turkey

Paul L.TH. Beuk, Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, de Bosquetplein 6-7, Nl-6211kj Maastricht, the Netherlands

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Published

27.03.2024

How to Cite

Yimlahi, D., Belqat, B., Üstüner, T., & Beuk, P. L. (2024). New Records of the Moroccan Soldier Flies (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) with the Description of the Male of Oxycera flava (Lindner, 1938). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 26(1), 93–112. https://doi.org/10.51963/jers.v26i1.2547

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society