Some new records of the muscid fauna from Iran, with the description of Helina irani spec. nov (Diptera: Muscidae)
The study of unidentified muscids collected in recent years in Iran and deposited in the entomological collections of the Moravian Museum, Brno, Czech Republic and the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Sofia, Bulgaria respectively, revealed twelve different species which belong to seven genera of the family Muscidae. Six species, Phaonia erronea (Schnabl, 1887), Phaonia trimaculata (Bouché, 1834), Helina evecta (Harris, 1780), Lispe pectinipes Becker, 1903, Lispocephala mikii (Strobl, 1893) and Thricops bukowskii (Ringdahl 1934) are newly recorded from Iran. One species, Helina irani spec. nov. is described. Based on literature-references and the current investigation a table is provided, listing all 79 muscid species hitherto known from the country.