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First record of the genus Soliperla (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae) from China with description of a new species

QING-BO HUO, YU-ZHOU DU, DAN YUAN

Abstract


The genus Soliperla Ricker, 1952 has been considered endemic to western North America, is now reported from Sichuan Province of southwestern China. In this paper, we describe a new species, S. wanglanga Huo & Du, sp. nov. The new species is characterized by a large inverted trapezoid sclerite on tergum 10, a bilobed aedeagal apex, and large dark areas on the frontoclypeus in the adult male. The nymph has conspicuous pale areas on terga 4–7.

 


Keywords


Plecoptera, Peltoperlidae, Soliperla, new species, China

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4362.4.8

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