Check List 17(3): 985-992, doi: 10.15560/17.3.985
Megaselia dilatimana Disney, 2006 and Megaselia falloconsueta Disney, 2006, two Afrotropical species of scuttle flies (Diptera, Phoridae) newly recorded from Peninsular Malaysia
expand article infoRaja M. Zuha§, Nhavin Gnanaprakasam§, Naim Naqib§, Jia-Le Yap§, R. Henry L. Disney|
‡ Centre for Insect Systematics, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia§ Forensic Science Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia| Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Megaselia dilatimana Disney, 2006 and M. falloconsueta Disney, 2006 (Diptera, Phoridae), two species of scuttle flies previously only known from Afrotropical region, are reported for the first time from Peninsular Malaysia. These species were collected from July to September 2020 during surveys of saprophagous scuttle flies at selected locations in the states of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, and Johor. The geographical distribution of these species is extended to the Oriental region and increases the number of species of Megaselia known from Peninsular Malaysia to 36.
Biodiversity, distribution, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Oriental region, saprophagous, Selangor