A Review of the Genus Cheilosia (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Iran. Khaganinia, S., Kazerani, F. - Based on study of references and specimens collected by the authors in the East Azarbaijan Province during 2010-2012, 14 species of Cheilosia Meigen, 1822 known from Iran are listed. Four of them, Cheilosia mutabilis (Fallién, 1817), C. nigripes (Meigen, 1822), C. variabilis (Panzer, 1798), and C. vulpina (Meigen, 1822) are recorded from Iran for the first time. Diagnostic characters and geographical distribution of the species are provided. An illustrated key to Iranian Cheilosia is given.
The soldier flies of the genera Nemotelus Geoffroy, 1762 and Oxycera Meigen, 1803 collected in the Arasbaran forests (northwestern of Iran) during 2009-2012. A total of nine species were collected of which eight species [Nemotelus rudifranci (Berezovsky, Nartshuk. 1993); N. nigrinus Fallen, 1817; N. notatus Zetterstedt, 1842; N. pantherinus (Linnaeus, 1758); Oxycera fallenii Staeger, 1844; O. meigenii Staeger, 1844; O. notata Loew, 1873; O. trilineata (Linnaeus, 1767)] are recorded for the first time from Iran. Data on the geographical distribution of these species with figures are provided
Based on material collected in East Azerbaijan Province during 2009-2012, 15 species belonging to 11 genera of the family Sciomyzidae are recorded. Two species, Euthycera sticticaria (Mayer, 1953) and Tetanocera arrogans Meigen, 1830, are recorded for the first time from Iran. Biology and distribution of all species are provided. Also a key to Coremacera Rondani, 1856 species in Middle East and central Asia is provided.