Volume 6, Issue 2      April - June, 2018

An updated checklist of Sepsidae (Diptera) from Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Mumammad Asghar Hassan, Imran Bodlah*, Junaid Ali Siddiqui, Muhammad Tariq Rasheed, Ammara Gull-E-Fareen

Insect Biodiversity and Conservation group, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Food and Crop Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan,


An updated checklist of twelve species of black scavenger flies under four genera has been enlisted from Gilgit-Baltistan. Two species belonging to subfamily Sepsinae are recorded for the first time from Baltistan division, namely; Sepsis dissimilis Brunetti, 1910 and Sepsis violacea Meigen, 1826. Of these, Sepsis dissimilis Brunetti, 1910 is new recorded for Gilgit-Baltistan. Local distribution of all known species is provided.

Keywords: Checklist, Sepsidae, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, New records

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