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      Variability of the key features and revision of a group of closely related species of grassflies (Diptera, Chloropidae, Meromyza)

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          The following external morphological features of members of the genus Meromyza Mg. have been analyzed: the ratio of the height of frontal triangle to the length of the head; the presence of black setae on the lower surface of genae; the degree of manifestation of ocellus spot; the ratio of the length of mesonotum to scutellum; the length and color of the mid strip of the mesonotum and its degree of manifestation on the scutellum; and the thickness of hind femurs. Additionally, the size and shape of anterior and posterior processes of the postgonite, and the type of attachment of the posterior process have been investigated. The authors have determined the range of variability of key features applicable to the reliable identification of closely related species of grass flies in the “ meigeni ” species group of the genus Meromyza , as well as the usefulness of CO1 mtDNA sequences for this purpose. The authors propose to re-instate the name M. laeta Meigen, 1838 (instead of using the name M. meigeni Nartshuk, 2006), to include seven species into the cluster “ meigeni ”, and to substitute the name of the cluster “ meigeni ” with the name “ variegata ”.

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          A review of the grassflies of the genus Meromyza Meigen, 1830 (Diptera, Chloropidae) of the Palearctic fauna with a key to species, analysis of the synonymy, host specialization and geographical distribution. Part 1.

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            Revision of the species of Meromyza Meigen (Diptera, Chloropidae) from Finland.

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              A revision of Meigen’s Chloropidae collection in the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (Diptera).

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                Zookeys
                Zookeys
                2
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:45048D35-BB1D-5CE8-9668-537E44BD4C7E
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:91BD42D4-90F1-4B45-9350-EEF175B1727A
                ZooKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1313-2989
                1313-2970
                2020
                18 June 2020
                : 942
                : 65-75
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Severtsov Institute Ecology and Evolution RAS, Leninsky av., 33, Moscow, 119071, Russia Severtsov Institute Ecology and Evolution RAS Moscow Russia
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Andrej F. Safonkin ( andrej-safonkin@ 123456yandex.ru )

                Academic editor: F. L. da Silva

                Article
                49644
                10.3897/zookeys.942.49644
                7316802
                Andrej F. Safonkin, Aleksandra A. Yatsuk, Tatiana A. Triseleva

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Categories
                Research Article
                Chloropidae
                Diptera
                Systematics
                Taxonomy
                Cenozoic
                Neogene
                Central Europe
                Eastern Europe
                Europe

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