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Published: 2019-07-15

Three new species of genus Chimarra Stephens, 1829 (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) from Indian Himalaya

Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata, W.B, India-700053
Department of Zoology, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, BGSBU, Rajouri (J&K) India-185234
Trichoptera

Abstract

Three new species are added to the philopotamid fauna of India. The newly described species under the genus Chimarra Stephens include C. kanchenjungaensis sp. nov. and C. golitarensis sp. nov. both from Sikkim and C. kamengensis sp. nov. from Arunachal Pradesh. With these additions the number of species from India now becomes 48. This increase is attributed to the rich diversity of genus Chimarra from Himalayan region based on the male genitalia. These species are distinguishable from each other, as well as from the previously known allied species, by consistent taxonomic features of the inferior appendages, tergite X and the phallic apparatus of males.