Igor Ya. Grichanov, Dr.Sc., All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection (196608, Russia, St. Petersburg, Pushkin, Podbelskogo St. 3); iD ORCID:; e-mail:

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Grichanov I.Ya. 2021. A new species of Epithalassius (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Brittany, France. Nature Conservation Research 6(2): 93–97.

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A new species, Epithalassius gloagueni sp.n., is described and illustrated from the Trunvel-Tréogat Biological Nature Reserve (Brittany, France). This species can be distinguished from the similar E. sanctimarci from the Mediterranean Sea coast by the presence of only one long band-like outer lobe of the cercus. The male of E. sanctimarci has a cercus with two long band-like lobes of subequal size. An updated key to Palearctic species of Epithalassius is provided.


Atlantic coast of Europe, Epithalassius gloagueni, Hydrophorinae, key, Palearctic

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Received: 09.01.2021. Revised: 15.02.2021. Accepted: 17.02.2021.

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