Description of three new Pipunculus Latreille, 1802 species (Diptera: Pipunculidae) from Central Europe and Turkey

Milan Kozánek, Daniel Valaška, Ján Kodada

Annotationes Zoologicae et Botanicae, 229: 1–11


Published Online: 7th December 2021

Abstract: Extensive sampling of Pipunculidae in the frame of faunistic research in former Czechoslovakia as well as several other European countries over the last two decades has resulted in the discovery of several unknown species of this family. In this work, we present descriptions of three new species of the genus Pipunculus Latreille, 1802. Pipunculus adami Kozánek, sp. nov. and P. lindae Kozánek, sp. nov. are described from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, P. anatolicus Kozánek, sp. nov. is described on the basis of specimens from Turkey. The detailed redescription of the male of P. wolfi Kowarz, 1887, including the so far unknown male terminalia, is presented. The key taxonomic characters are visualized as interactive microphotographs provided with browsing software.

Key words: big-headed flies, taxonomy, microphotographs, visualisation, characters.

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