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Revision of the Merodon serrulatus group (Diptera, Syrphidae)
The serrulatus species group of Merodon is revised, providing an illustrated key to species, a detailed discussion on the taxonomic characters and a morphological diagnosis, including also the first data about the preimaginal morphology of this species group.
A new Platycheirus Le Peletier et Serville, 1828 (Diptera, Syrphidae) species of the manicatus subgroup, from the Taimyr Peninsula (Northern Siberia).
A new species of the genus Platycheirus Le Peletier et Serville, 1828 (Diptera, Syrphidae) is described from the Taimyr Peninsula and belongs to the manicatus subgroup.
New data on grass flies (Diptera, Chloropidae) of the Chukchi Autonomous Area
The taxonomic and trophic compositions of this fauna of Chloropidae are compared with the faunas of some regions of the European North and Alaska and Suggestions are made on the preadaptations of some species which allowed them to colonize regions with arctic and subarctic climates.
A key to hover flies of the genus Cheilosia Mg. (Diptera, Syrphidae) of Kazakhstan
A key to hover flies of the genus Cheilosia Mg. (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Kazakhstan is compiled, images of the used characters and the male genitalia are given for each species. The morphological
A genus and a species of hover-flies, new for the Russian fauna (Diptera, Syrphidae)
A new species Pseudoplatychirus glupovi is described from the highlands of the Altai Mts. (the Ukok Plateau). This is also the first record of the genus Pseudoplatychirus from Russia. The new species
Two new enigmatic species of the genus Merodon Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae) from the north-eastern Middle East.
The unusual apomorphic characters of these newly discovered taxa are discussed and the need for further analyses to ascertain the phylogenetic relationships within the tribe Merodontini and the genus Merodon is highlighted.