New Data on the Subfamily Otitinae (Diptera, Ulidiidae) in the Fauna of Iran
As a result of studies on picture-wing flies of the subfamily Otitinae in 2008-2011, Ceroxys robusta (Loew), C. munda (Loew), Herina rivosecchii Merz, Melieria subapennina (Rondani) and Myennis octopunctata (Coquebert) are recorded for the first time from Iran, and H. rivosecchii is recorded for the first time from Asia.
The Fruit Flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) in Tehran Province, with New Records for Iranian Fauna
As the result of studies of the tephritid flies in Tehran Province (Iran) in 2008-2009, 38 species of 22 genera are found to occur in this region; altogether 47 species are listed; of them, 9 species and 2 genera (Chetostoma and Xyphosia) are recorded for the first time for Iranian fauna. In addition, Steptorrhamphus tuberosus is reported as a new host plant for Ensina sonchi.
Seven species of Campiglossa occurring in Iran are reviewed, Campiglossa grandinata (Rondani) is recorded for the first time from Iran (Fars Province) and Cichorium intybus L. (Asteraceae) recorded as a new host plant for Campiglossa producta. A key to species is provided.