New species of Medetera (Diptera: Dolichopodidae, Medeterinae) from Tibet

Zootaxa. 2015 Apr 10;3946(3):427-35. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3946.3.9.


Only one species of Medetera Fischer von Waldheim was known to occur previously in Tibet. Here the following three species of Medetera are described as new to science: Medetera exornata sp. nov., Medetera furva sp. nov. and Medetera sinuosa sp. nov. The first two species belong to the apicalis group, and the last one belongs to the diadema-veles group. A key to the species of Medetera from the Himalayas is provided.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Diptera / anatomy & histology*
  • Diptera / classification*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Species Specificity
  • Tibet