by EA Hartop, BV Brown, RHL Disney

Zootaxa 3941(4):451–484


In 2002, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County began a new research project (BioSCAN) to document the biodiversity of one of the world’s largest cities, Los Angeles. In this paper, fly specimens were collected at 30 backyard sites in Los Angeles over a 3-month period. Thirty new species of flies in the genus Megaselia were discovered and are introduced here.

Region: Los Angeles, California
Publication Type: Journal article
Keywords: biodiversity, fauna, Los Angeles, and residential