A new species of Lonchaeidae, Silba lashker sp. nov. is described from specimens reared from figs in Jammu and Kash-mir, India. The adult and larvae are described and comparisons are made with other species in the genus. A checklist forthe Indian sub-continent is provided which lists twenty four species in four genera including one new species and a furtherfour species recorded from the sub-continent for the first time. The family Lonchaeidae is reported for the first time from the biodiversity hotspot region of the Kashmir valley.
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