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A survey was conducted to study the species of Asilidae (Diptera, Brachycera) in Fars province, southern Iran during year 2012. A total of 12 species belonging to 12 genera and 6 subfamilies Apocleinae, Asilinae, Dasypogoninae, Leptogastrinae, Ommatiinae and Stenopogoninae were collected and identified. Among them, Tolmerus paganus Becker, 1923 is recorded for the first time in Iran. Additionally one subfamily, two genera and four species are recorded for the first time from Fars province. Distributional data for each species are given. An updated list of all known species of Asilidae from Fars province is also included.

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