Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 53, 2017
|Page(s)||175 - 188|
|Published online||16 March 2017|
First description of immature stages and adult females of Stilobezzia (Acanthohelea) megatheca (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Patagonia
1 Laboratório de Investigaciones en Ecología y Sistemática Animal, CIEMEP, UNPSJB, Conicet-CCT-Patagonia Norte, Roca 780, Esquel, Chubut (9200), Argentina
2 División Entomología, Museo de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s/n, La Plata (1900), Argentina
3 Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo (UNLP), Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CEPAVE), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Boulevard 120 y 62 Nro 1460 Ciudad de La Plata, Código Postal (B1902CHX), Argentina
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 8 December 2016
Accepted: 6 February 2017
The larva, pupa and adult female of Stilobezzia (Acanthohelea) megatheca Cazorla and Spinelli are described in this report. The immature stages were collected from the bank of a stream near Puerto Patriada, in the province of Chubut, Argentina. All described stages were photographed and illustrated with a phase-contrast microscope and scanning electron microscope. This is the first description of immature stages on the subgenus Stilobezzia (Acanthohelea) Kieffer from the Neotropical region. Data on the bionomics of the species and a key to Neotropical pupae of the genus Stilobezzia Kieffer are provided.
Key words: Biting midges / Argentina / immatures / aquatic Diptera / taxonomy
© EDP Sciences, 2017
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