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New species of Nanocladius Kieffer, 1913 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) from Neotropical region

  • Sofia Wiedenbrug (a1) and Fabio Laurindo da Silva (a2)

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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.

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New species of Nanocladius Kieffer, 1913 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) from Neotropical region

  • Sofia Wiedenbrug (a1) and Fabio Laurindo da Silva (a2)

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