Biodiv Sci ›› 2022, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (8): 22192.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2022192

• Special Feature: 2021 New Taxa Collection • Previous Articles     Next Articles

New taxa of Diptera from China in 2021

Chen Lin1,2,3, Bing Zhang2, Liang Wang2, Ding Yang2,*()   

  1. 1. Institute of Life Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot 010022
    2. College of Plant Protection, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193
    3. Key Laboratory of Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization for College and University of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hohhot 010022
  • Received:2022-04-17 Accepted:2022-05-05 Online:2022-08-20 Published:2022-08-31
  • Contact: Ding Yang


Aims: Diptera is one of the most diverse insect groups in the world with the high economic and ecological significance. The aim of this study was to summarize the new taxa of Diptera from China published in 2021.

Methods: In this study, the taxonomic literature of Diptera from China published in 2021 were systematically collected and analyzed.

Results: In 2021, a total of 136 new taxa of Diptera from China were published, including 1 new genus and 135 new species. There are 41 new taxa recorded from China for the first time. All the new species and new records belong to 27 families. The taxa of greatest attention included Drosophilidae, Empididae, Chironomidae and Tipulidae by covering about 1/2 of 135 new species published in 2021, and 23 Chinese provincial-level administration areas contributed to new taxa and records. The number of new species from Yunnan was significantly higher than that in other regions, accounting for 1/3 of the total number of new species published in China. The 177 new taxa described this year were contributed by 150 authors, and totally 70 articles were published. Zootaxa, ZooKeys and Entomotaxonomia were the main publication journals for these descriptions.

Conclusion: In 2021, significant progress has been made in Diptera from China, while the research level of different areas and groups are still uneven, and more attention and support are needed in the future.

Key words: taxonomy, new taxa, Diptera, China