Described a new recorded family Diopsidae of (Order Diptera) with its Species Diopsis apicalis in Egypt

Document Type : Original Article


Ministry of Agriculture. Plant protection research institute. Taxonomy Department


During rearranging and trying to identify the unidentified specimens of the order Diptera in the main reference insect collection of the Plant Protection Research Institute, 25 unidentified dipterous specimens that were collected from Armant (Assiut, Egypt) attracted the attention with its eyes that far projected from the head. These specimens were identified to the family rank (Diopsidae) by using the key. The representative specimens of this family were identified by Prof. Dr. Hans Feijen to the species ( Diopsis apicalis ).
            The present study includes Description and taxonomic characters of the family and its species with illustrated species