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Chaoborus sampsera n. sp., a new chaoborid (Diptera: Culicomorpha: Chaoboridae) from Papua Province, Indonesia

  • Joshua R. Ogawa (a1) and Darlene D. Judd (a1)


A new species, Chaoborus sampsera, is described from male and female adults collected from Papua Province in western New Guinea, Indonesia. Based on leg banding, wing pigmentation, and possession of a median paramere sclerite in males, the new species belongs to the Chaoboruspallidus” group of Colless. Chaoborus sampsera is distinguished from other species of the “pallidus” group by the scimitar-shaped parameres. Although relationships among these Chaoborus species are unclear, there are morphological characters that support the “pallidus” group.

Nous décrivons une nouvelle espèce, Chaoborus sampsera, à partir d’adultes mâles et femelles récoltés dans la province de Papua en Nouvelle-Guinée occidentale, Indonésie. Les rayures sur les pattes, la pigmentation de l’aile et la présence d’un sclérite médian sur le paramère du mâle indiquent que la nouvelle espèce appartient au groupe de Chaoboruspallidus” de Colless. Chaoborus sampsera se distingue des autres espèces du groupe de “pallidus” par ses paramères en forme de cimeterres. Bien que les relations entre ces espèces de Chaoborus ne soient pas claires, il existe des caractères qui appuient l’existence du groupe “pallidus”.

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Chaoborus sampsera n. sp., a new chaoborid (Diptera: Culicomorpha: Chaoboridae) from Papua Province, Indonesia

  • Joshua R. Ogawa (a1) and Darlene D. Judd (a1)


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