Mohamed Nourti, PhD student, Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics & Conservation of Biodiversity, Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Tetouan, Morocco); e-mail:
Igor Ya. Grichanov, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection (196608, Russia, St. Petersburg, Pushkin, Podbelskogo St. 3); e-mail:
Kawtar Kettani, Professor, Dr. Es-Sciences, Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics & Conservation of Biodiversity, Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Tetouan, Morocco); e-mail:

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Nourti M., Grichanov I.Ya., Kettani K. 2019. A new species of Teuchophorus (Dolichopodidae, Diptera) from Morocco. Nature Conservation Research 4(4): 106–110.

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Teuchophorus rifensis sp.n,. is a newly described species, collected at the border of the Talassemtane National Park in northern Morocco. This species can be distinguished from T. bipilosus and T. samraouii by the hind tibia with a slightly thickened apical half; hind tibia with a single fine bristle at 2/3, 3–3.5 times as long as diameter of tibia, and a row of 6–7 bristly hairs; hind tibia with a strong subapical ventral bristle and without ventral bristles in basal half. A key to determining the 14 Mediterranean species of Teuchophorus (males) is compiled.


key, Mediterranean Region, Palaearctic, Rif Mountains, Talassemtane National Park, Teuchophorus rifensis

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Received: 12.08.2019. Revised: 14.10.2019. Accepted: 15.10.2019.

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