First Records of Anthomyiidae (Diptera) from Nagorno-karabakh, Armenia


  • Nonna Grigoryan Artsakh Scientific Center Artsakh State University; Stepanakert 375000, Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Vahram Hayrapetyan Artsakh Republic Nature Protection Committee Artsakh State University; Stepanakert 375000, Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Mark. Y. Kalashyan Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology NAS RA, Yerevan 0014
  • Karine. V. Balayan Artsakh Scientific Center Artsakh State University; Stepanakert 375000, Nagorno-Karabakh



Anthomyiidae, Pegomya, Pegomya bicolor, P. betae, Nagorno-Karabakh, leaf-miner, fauna, root-maggot fly, Rumex confertus, Beta vulgaris, Chenopodium album (L.).


The root maggot flies are important pests of cultivated and non-cultivated plant species. This study on the invertebrate fauna of Nagorno-Karabakh was focused on the new leaf miners belonging to the Anthomyiidae. Pegomya bicolor (Wiedemann, 1817) and P. betae (Curtis, 1847) are documented for the first time in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia; P. bicolor was found on the leaves of Rumex confertus (Willd.), while P. betae infested the leaves of Beta vulgaris L., and Chenopodium album (L.). Thus, two species of the genus Pegomya cause serious damage to fodder and agricultural crops, causing 55 to 90% damage. Details of species description, ecology of larva and pupa, as well as the damage are included.


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Grigoryan, N., Hayrapetyan, V., Kalashyan, M. Y., & Balayan, K. V. (2024). First Records of Anthomyiidae (Diptera) from Nagorno-karabakh, Armenia. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 365–368.



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