Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 51, Number 1, 2015
|Page(s)||71 - 78|
|Published online||13 March 2015|
New records of Chironomidae (Diptera) of Tuvalu
National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2, Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 16 December 2014
Here we report the chironomid fauna of Tuvalu for the first time. Four species belonging to two subfamilies were collected on Fongafale Island. At least one species inhabited a freshwater environment. We describe male imagines of Compterosmittia longipalpis sp. n., Pseudosmittia tuvaluensis sp. n. and Pseudosmittia amplexivirga sp. n. We also describe the morphology of Chironomus sp. larvae inhabiting a wet taro swamp.
Key words: Chironomidae / Diptera / Funafuti Atoll / new species / Tuvalu
© EDP Sciences, 2015
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