First record of Wiedemannia ljerkae Ivković et Sinclair, 2017 (Diptera: Empididae) from Albania with an updated checklist of aquatic dance flies occurring in the country

Iwona Słowińska, Radomir Jaskuła

Paper category: Short communication
Corresponding author: Iwona Słowińska (
DOI: 10.1515/ohs-2020-0037
Received: 15/04/2020
Accepted: 04/05/2020
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Citation (APA style): Słowińska, I., & Jaskuła, R. (2020). First record of Wiedemannia ljerkae Ivković et Sinclair, 2017 (Diptera: Empididae) from Albania with an updated checklist of aquatic dance flies occurring in the country, Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, 49(4), 421-427. doi:


Wiedemannia ljerkae Ivković et Sinclair, 2017 is recorded from Albania for the first time (Sarandë District). The updated checklist of aquatic Empididae (Clinocerinae and Hemerodromiinae) from this country is provided. The potential diversity of the Albanian fauna of dance flies is discussed based on a comparison with faunas of neighboring countries.

The authors would like to thank Michał Grabowski, the author of the picture presenting the habitat of W. ljerkae. We also would like to thank Marija Ivković (Zagreb, Croatia) and the anonymous reviewer for their suggestions and comments on the first version of the manuscript.


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