First record of Melinda gentilis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from India with a revised key to Indian species of the genus Melinda

Abstract : The present work provides the first record of Melinda gentilis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 based on the description of four female specimens from India along with the revised keys for the species under this genus. The majority of species of this genus have been reported from Asia and Australia, however, they can also be found in some parts of the Palaearctic region, including North Africa, Europe, China, and Japan, as well as all of the Old World's tropical regions.
Keyword : First record, Melinda gentilis, Diptera, India
Author(s) : Dar, T. A., Mir, A. H., Bharti, M.
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Published Issue : 2024 Vol. 19 Number 1


2024 Vol. 19 Number 1