Arthropods, 2023, 12(2): 120-127
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New records of flower visiting Calyptrate flies (Diptera: Muscidae, Calliphoridae, Polleniidae) from Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in Kerala, India

Sreejith Kanholi1, Edamana Pushpalatha1, Shuvra Kanti Sinha2, Nandan Jana2, Niyatee Pandya2
1Department of Zoology, School of Biosciences, University of Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala 673635, India
2Calyptrate Research Centre, Department of Zoology, Sreegopal Banerjee College, Mogra, Hooghly, West Bengal 712148, India

Received 4 February 2023;Accepted 10 March 2023;Published online 20 March 2023;Published 1 June 2023

A taxonomical study was conducted on Calyptrate flies (Diptera: Brachycera) from various localities in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, Kerala. Calyptrate flies are identified as belonging to ten genera and three families, namely Muscidae (seven species), Calliphoridae (seven species), and Polleniidae (one species). Among them, four species (Musca inferior Stein, Neomyia diffidens Walker, Dichaetomyia nubiana Bigot, and Chrysomyia rufifacies Macquart) and two genera (Dexopollenia Townsend and Catapicephala Macquart) are newly recorded for the state of Kerala. A detailed systematic account along with updated distributional locations and ecological roles of each newly recorded species is provided.

Keywords Calyptrate flies;Muscidae;Calliphoridae;Polleniidae;new records;Malappuram district;Kozhikode district;Kerala.

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