Volume 5, Issue 2      April - June, 2017

New Distributional Records of Black Scavenger Flies (Diptera: Sepsidae) from District Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

Muhammad Asghar Hassan1, Imran Bodlah2*, Khalid Mahmood3 and Ansa Tamkeen4

1,2 Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop and Food Sciences, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

3,4 Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.




Four species (2 genera) of family Sepsidae (Diptera) are first time reported from various localities of district Skardu (Gilgit-Baltistan). Among these, Sepsis barbata Becker, 1907, Sepsis punctum (Fabricius1974), Sepsis thoracica (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) and Decachaetophora aeneipes de Meijere, 1913 are first time reported from district Skardu, while Sepsis thoracica (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) is new record for Gilgit-Baltistan. Micrographs for identified species, their diagnostic characters, local distribution and remarks are provided.



KeywordsDistribution, black scavenger flies, Sepsidae, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan.

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