Corresponding Author

Elshaier, Manal

Document Type

Original Article

Subject Areas

Botany, Microbiology and Zoology


Taxonomic key; Nitidulidae; Carpophilinae; Carpophilus; Urophorus; Egypt


Despite the importance of family Nititulidae, in Egypt received scarce taxonomic studies. Subfamily Carpophilinae is represented in Egypt by nine species within two genera Carpophilus (eight species) and Urophorus (one species). The study starts by reviewing the main Egyptian insect collections for target species. To recognizing and facilitate the identification of the member of this subfamily, a taxonomic key to the genera and species is presented together with diagnostic characters of the family and the subfamily. The key based the morphological characters of adults obtained from the preserved materials as well as collected specimens. Habitus figures is also provided for each species.

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