Description of a New Mangrove Hercostomus Loew (Diptera: Dolichopodidae: Dolichopodinae) from Bohol, Philippines


  • KAY PIOCNACIA RAMOS Western Mindanao State University, College of Science and Mathematics, Department of Biological Sciences, Zamboanga City, PHILIPPINES
  • PATRICK GROOTAERT Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstreet 29, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM


Hercostomus, new species, mangrove, Bohol, Philippines


A new dolichopodid fly species, Hercostomus pachynervis sp. nov. is reported from mangrove forest in Bohol, Philippines. The species is described based on its uniqueness of the thickened veins R2+3 and R4+5 and lacking a stigma as in other related Hercostomus species in the Oriental region. This new species is the first Hercostomus species ever recorded in Bohol, Philippines. A key is given for the Oriental mangrove Hercostomus species with thickened veins and a stigma.


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How to Cite

RAMOS, K.P. and GROOTAERT, P. 2018. Description of a New Mangrove Hercostomus Loew (Diptera: Dolichopodidae: Dolichopodinae) from Bohol, Philippines. Tropical Natural History. 18, 1 (Apr. 2018), 24–31.