Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 66(1): 165-171, doi: 10.3897/travaux.66.e105107
Small flies with high conservation value: first reliable record of Hyperoscelis veternosa (Diptera, Canthyloscelidae) from Romania supported by DNA barcode data
expand article infoLujza Keresztes, Andrei Bogdan Terec, Boróka-Zsuzsánna Jancsó, Avar Lehel Dénes, Anna Dénes
‡ Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Here we present the first reliable record of the rare Hyperoscelis veternosa Mamaev and Krivosheina, 1969 from the headwaters area of the Someșul River, Apuseni Natural Park, Romania. Species level identification was made by detailed examination of the single female genitalia, supported by DNA barcode data. The new finding confirms the presence of the species in Romania, whereas a very old, single and doubtful record from the Bucharest area dates back to 1900 needs further confirmation. The presence of the second species of genus Hyperoscelis from Romania is of high conservation value, and confirm the persistence of a relict biodiversity of an old-growth forests-spot in the Carpathians.
Canthyloscelidae, conservation, DNA barcode data, new record, relict species, the Carpathians, virgin forests