Fungus gnats in the Botanical garden Jean Massart on the outskirts of Brussels: 52 new country records and a pictorial atlas of the genera (Diptera: Sciaroidea)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2016
Authors:Kurina, O., Grootaert P.
Journal:Belgian Journal of Entomology
Start Page:1
Date Published:12/2016

The species diversity of five fungus gnats’ families (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Bolitophilidae, Keroplatidae, Mycetophilidae) are studied, based on material collected in the botanical garden Jean Massart on Brussels outskirts (Auderghem). The collecting was carried out by two Townes type Malaise traps during one year from May 2015 to May 2016. Altogether 2,270 specimens were collected belonging to 148 species. Fifty-two species and five genera were recorded from Belgium for the first time. The general distribution and systematics of these new species have been briefly discussed. A list of the species including complete account of collected material, is provided. Fungus gnats were observed to be active all year around with more species diverse periods in May-June and October. A considerably large and remarkably coloured species, Greenomyia mongolica, is discussed to have a possibly invasive character of distribution in Europe. A set of photographs illustrating representatives of all recorded 46 fungus gnats genera has been included.

Short Title:Fungus gnats from Belgium
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