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The larva of Polycentropus ierapetra Malicky 1972 (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae), including a key to the larvae of genus
Polycentropus (Curtis 1835) in the Hellenic western Balkan region

Institute of Marine Biological Recourses and Inland Waters, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 46.7km Athens-Sounio Av., 19013 Anavissos, Attica, Greece.
Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
Trichoptera 5th instar larvae description identification zoogeography


Genus Polycentropus Curtis 1835 is represented in Greece by three species: Polycentropus excisus Klapálek 1894, P. flavomaculatus (Pictet 1834) and P. ierapetra Malicky 1972. The larvae of the former two species are well known, whereas the larva of P. ierapetra was hitherto unknown. In this paper, we describe the larva of P. ierapetra; diagnostic features of the species are listed and illustrated, and some information on its ecology is included. In addition, diagnostic characters for the larvae of the known Polycentropus species occurring in the Hellenic western Balkan region are provided.



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