Entomologica Romanica Vol. 22 / 2018


Entomologica romanica 22: 5-9 2018 ISSN 1224-2594 / doi: 10.24193/entomolrom.22.1 New faunistic records of Pediciidae (Diptera, Insecta) from Europe Levente-Péter Kolcsár, Edina Török & Lujza Keresztes Summary: Pediciidae, or hairy-eyed craneflies, are a small dipteran family within the super-family Tipuloidea. Most of species are associated with humid habitats and distributed mostly in mountainous areas. Here we report a number of species for the first time from various European countries. These are Dicranota (Ludicia) lucidipennis (Edwards, 1921) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dicranota (Paradicranota) brevicornis (Bergroth, 1891) from Montenegro, D. (P) landrocki (Czizek, 1931) and Ula (Ula) mollissima (Haliday, 1833) from Macedonia, Dicranota (Paradicranota) mikiana (Lackschewitz, 1940) and O. (P) landrocki (Czizek, 1931) from Greece, D. (P) minuta (Lackschewitz, 1940) from Albania andE (C.) straminea (Meigen, 1838) from Luxembourg. Keywords: new faunistic records, hairy-eyed crane flies, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro Introduction Pediciidae or hairy-eyed crane flies are distributed in all biogeographic regions, with the exception of the Afrotropic and Antarctic Regions (Oosterbroek 2017). The family comprises of 495 extant and 12 extinct species (Oosterbroek 2017, Gao et al. 2015), but it is suggested that new species and faunistic novelties can be expected from even well­­recorded areas such as Europe (Újvárosi and Stary 2003, Újvárosi and Bálint 2012, Dénes et al. 2016, Paramonov 2009). Currently, 80 species belonging to five genera are known from the West-Palaearctic, though there have been frequent new faunistic records from the eastern regions (Keresztes et al. 2011, Lantsov 2012, Mederos and Eiroa 2015, Özgül and Koq 2016, Hancock et al. 2015, Kolcsár et al. 2012, 2015, Kolcsár and Keresztes 2016, Kolcsár and Török 2017, Oosterbroek 2017, Stary 2014). Here we report a number of species for the first time from various European countries. Material and methods Specimens were collected between 2003 and 2015 using sweep nets and material was stored in 96% ethanol or pinned and deposited in Diptera Collection of the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (DCBBU) or in Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest (HNHM). The morphological characteristics of the male and female terminalia was examined after being macerated in 10% KOH. All collection data are available on the TransDiptera Online Database (Kolcsár et al. 2018). New faunistic records: Order: DIPTERA Family: PEDICIIDAE Subfamily: PEDICIINAE Dicranota (Ludicia) lucidipennis (Edwards, 1921) Material examined'. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Obadi, Jávor Mts., Srebrenica brook, 700 m, 44.1122° N 19.3262° E, 04.07.2010, 1 male, leg. W. Graf (DCBBU); Nahorevo, Skakavac Mts., 1056 m, 43.9490° N 18.4492° E, 12.07.2008, 6 males, leg. W. Graf (DCBBU). Remarks'. The species is widely distributed in Europe. Three colour form were reported, of which the dark coloured form is the most widespread (Kolcsár et al. 2014). In the Balkans a brown-coloured form was originally described as a separate species (Pedicia luteicolor) but later synonymized with D. lucidipennis (Alexander 1975, Stary 2007). A third, yellowish form recently founded in the Carpathians (Kolcsár et al. 2014). The species is reported here for the first time from Bosnia and Herzegovina, where all specimens collected belonged to the brown-coloured (luteicolor) form. Dicranota (Paradicranota) brevicornis (Bergroth, 1891) Material examined'. Montenegro, Medjurecje, Maganik Mts., Mrtvica River, 320 m, 42.7336° N