Medical Entomology and Zoology
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Keys to the flesh flies of Sarawak, East Malaysia, with descriptions of two new genera and eight new species (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
Hiromu KurahashiSiew Hwa TanMoi Ung Leh
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2021 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 119-175


The present revisional work is based on very large collections made by the first and second authors during the course of studies. Most specimens of sarcophagid flesh flies were made by the authors during the field surveys programmed by the Sarawak Museum Department, Kuching, Malaysia from 2005 to 2019. A total of 24 genera and 59 species is recorded. Two new genera, Omarisca gen. nov. and Zulisca gen. nov. are established for two peculiar species found in mangroves. Also eight new species are described: Myorhina miyagii sp. nov., M. tomae sp. nov., Burmanomyia barioensis sp. nov., B. pseudoborneensis sp. nov., Sarcorohdendorfia kerohi sp. nov., S. okazawai sp. nov., Hosarcophaga palustris sp. nov., and H. puteri sp. nov. The following seven species are newly recorded from Malaysia: Senotainia albifrons (Rondani, 1859), Burmanomyia aureomarginata (Shinonaga & Tumrasvin, 1979), Hosarcophaga auricauda (Ho, 1938), H. serrata (Ho, 1938), Parasarcophaga idmais (Séguy, 1934), P. montiblensis (Sugiyama, 1990) and P. walshi (Ho, 1938), Revised identification keys to the Malaysian species are provided.

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