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Zootaxa. 2014 Jul 28;3841(3):418-28. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3841.3.6.

A new genus of Psychodinae (Diptera, Psychodidae) from phytotelmata in a Honduran cloud forest.

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1
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Av. Universitária s/n, 44031-460, Feira de Santana, BA, Brazil.; Email: fbravo@uefs.br.
2
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Av. Universitária s/n, 44031-460, Feira de Santana, BA, Brazil.; Email: unknown.
3
Jessica Ware Lab, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 195 University Ave, Newark, NJ, 07102, US Operation Wallacea, Hope House, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, UK; Email: unknown.

Abstract

Larvae of a new species of Psychodinae, Moruseodina cusucoensis gen. et sp. nov., were collected during a biodiversity survey of aquatic invertebrates in plant held water bodies (phytotelmata) in Cusuco National Park, Honduras. The fourth instar larva, pupa and adult male are described based on reared material. The new species was difficult to place in an existing genus, thus a new genus name is proposed. Based on similarities in morphological characteristics, ecology and distribution, the species Moruseodina superba comb. nov. and Moruseodina conspicua comb. nov. are transferred from Telmatoscopus Eaton, 1904 to the new genus.

PMID:
25082048
DOI:
10.11646/zootaxa.3841.3.6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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