n African Entomology - Records for the family Ulidiidae (Diptera, Tephritoidea) in Saudi Arabia




The Diptera family Ulidiidae or picture-winged flies known from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are reviewed. Six species in three genera are recognised, (Becker), (Linnaeus), Becker, (Meigen) [Otitinae], (Preyssler), and (Loew) [Ulidiinae]. Only and were previously recorded from the Kingdom. The other four species, , , , and represent new country records. Additionally, the above records of are new for the Arabian Peninsula. (Loew) is known for most of Africa except South Africa. This is the third time this species is recorded outside Africa in addition to Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The Saudi Arabian genera and species are keyed and images are provided to facilitate identification.


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