Taxonomy and immature stages of the Platystomatidae (Diptera: Tephritoidea) of Israel

L. Bodner, Amnon Freidberg

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The Platystomatidae fauna of Israel is reviewed. Eleven species in two genera, Platystoma Meigen and Rivellia Robineau- Desvoidy, are recognized. Ten of the eleven species are recorded from Israel for the first time, and six of them are de-scribed as new: Platystoma dalia n. sp., P. elizabethae n. sp., P. geula n. sp., P. torridum n. sp., P. trigonum n. sp., and Rivellia israelica n. sp. Detailed descriptions, redescriptions, illustrations, and keys to all local platystomatid taxa are pro-vided. The complete life-cycle of P. torridum n. sp. is reported, with descriptions and illustrations of egg, 3rd instar larva, and puparium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-245
Number of pages45
Issue number2
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2016


  • Identification key
  • Israeli fauna
  • Life-cycle
  • New species


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