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First record of a larva of the dipteran genus Aphrosylus Haliday, 1851 (Dolichopodidae) from the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea

Author:
Abdelsalam, Khaled Mahmoud
Source:
Polskie pismo entomologiczne 2019 v.88 no.1 pp. 79-92
ISSN:
2299-9884
Subject:
Dolichopodidae, fauna, fouling, habitats, insect larvae, rocks, Egypt, Mediterranean Sea
Abstract:
The present investigation is the first to provide systematic information about marine dipteran larvae of the genus Aphrosylus Haliday, 1851 (Dolichopodidae), collected from the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea. During May 2017, fouling samples were scraped from natural coastal rocks in the Abu Qir area, east of Alexandria city, Egypt. Only two larvae of Aphrosylus sp. were recorded. This is a new record for the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea fauna. A concise description supplied with drawings, habitat, and distribution of the recorded genus is provided.
Agid:
6316919