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Zookeys. 2011;(114):41-100. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.114.1405. Epub 2011 Jun 30.

Revision of the Neotropical caddisfly genus Itauara Müller, 1888 (Trichoptera, Glossosomatidae).

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  • 1University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, 1980 Folwell Ave., Room 219, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, U.S.A.


Systematics of the genus Itauara Müller, 1888 are reviewed. A generic diagnosis, illustrations, and descriptions are provided for males. The genus can be identified by several features of the male genitalia including an extremely reduced phallobase and a phallic apparatus that consists of a sclerotized dorsal sheath covering a very membranous ventral portion. A total 18 species are described as new: Itauara alexanderisp. n.(Brazil), Itaura bidentatasp. n. (Guyana), Itaura blahnikisp. n. (Brazil) Itaura charlottasp. n. (Brazil), Itaura emiliasp. n. (Brazil), Itaura flintisp. n. (Brazil), Itaura guyanensissp. n. (Guyana), Itaura jamesiisp. n. (Brazil), Itaura juliasp. n. (Brazil), Itaura lucindasp. n. (Brazil), Itaura ovissp. n. (Guyana, Venezuela), Itaura peruensissp. n. (Peru), Itaura rodmanisp. n. (Brazil), Itaura simplexsp. n. (Brazil), Itaura spiralissp. n. (Guyana), Itaura stellasp. n. (Brazil), Itaura tuscisp. n. (Brazil), and Itaura unidentatasp. n. (Guyana). These additions bring the total fauna of Itauara to 22 species.


Glossosomatidae; Itauara; Neotropical; Protoptilinae; Trichoptera; male genitalia; new species; systematics; taxonomy

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