First fungus gnats of genus Manota Williston (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from Japan


Jostein Kjærandsen, Museum of Zoology, Lund University, Helgonavägen 3, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden. Email:


The genus Manota is recorded from Japan for the first time. Three new species, Manota satoyamanis, Manota indahae and Manota tunoae spp. nov., are described, based on specimens collected in an ecological sampling program of arthropods in the “satoyama” landscape of Ishikawa Prefecture. “Satoyama” represents the traditional rural landscape of Japan, which is characterized by a mosaic of secondary forests, plantations, ponds and rice paddy fields. The new species raise the number of Palearctic Manota species from five to eight.