Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 49, Number 4, 2013
|Page(s)||255 - 264|
|Published online||30 October 2013|
New species of Nanocladius Kieffer, 1913 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) from Neotropical region
1 Museum of Zoology, University of São Paulo, Av. Nazaré, 481, 04263-000, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2 Laboratory of Aquatic Entomology, Department of Hydrobiology, Federal University of São Carlos, P.O. Box 676, 13565-905, São Carlos, SP, Brazil
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 5 June 2013
Accepted: 11 September 2013
The genus Nanocladius Kieffer, 1913 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) has been frequently found in aquatic habitats of the Neotropical region. However, until now only one species was described living symphoretically on Ephemeroptera and no free-living species has been cited or formally described from the region. In the present study, two new species of Nanocladius are described and figured as male, pupa and larva: N. communis and N. longispicula. The specimens were collected from different streams in Brazil and are the first recorded species of the genus to the country.
Key words: Brazil / Chironomidae / Nanocladius / immature stages / taxonomy
© EDP Sciences, 2013
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