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Issue:ISSN 1000-7083
          CN 51-1193/Q
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Study on the Genus Fannia (Diptera: Fanniidae) with a Description of a New Species from Sichuan, China
Author of the article:FENG Yan
Author's Workplace:(Ya’an Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ya’an, Sichuan Province 625000, China)
Key Words:Diptera; Fanniidae; Fannia; key; new species
The genus Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 belongs to Fanniidae, Calyptratae, Cyclorrhapha, Diptera. About 300 species are known in the world, and 91 species (including a new species) have been found in China. There are 37 species distributed in Sichuan Province, of which 19 new species have been named in recent years, and 25 known species are endemic to Sichuan Province. In this paper, a key to 37 known species of the genus Fannia in Sichuan is given and a new species, Fannia hesperia Feng, sp.nov., is described and illustrated. The type specimens of the new species are deposited in the Entomological Museum, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China.
Fannia hesperia Feng sp.nov. (Figs. 1~4)
Male: This new species belongs to the F. canicularis subgroup of F.canicularis group, and it resembles F. indica Chillcott, 1961, but differs from the latter by the arista bare; parafacia without microchaeta; thorax and abdomen covered with blue-grey pollinosity; abdomen with bright dark median vitta; hind tibia with one pd of seta.
Female: Unknown.
Holotype , Mingshan (Cheling, 30°04′N, 103°14′E, alt. 560 m), Sichuan Prov., 27 June 1984, coll. by FENG Yan; paratypes 2 ♂♂, same as holotype.
Etymology, The specific name was derived from the Greek words “hesper” and “ia”, referring the type specimen locality in western Sichuan Province.
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