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Published: 2017-09-11

Description of the first new species of Leuctridae (Plecoptera) from Jiangsu Province of China

School of Horticulture and Plant Protection & Institute of Applied Entomology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China.
School of Horticulture and Plant Protection & Institute of Applied Entomology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China. Joint International Research Laboratory of Agriculture and Agri-Product Safety, the Ministry of Education, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 25009, China.
Plecoptera Rhopalopsole new species China

Abstract

The first new species of Leuctridae (Plecoptera) from Jiangsu Province of eastern coastal China, Rhopalopsole vespertilio sp. nov. is described and illustrated. The new species belongs to the R. magnicerca species group and is distinguished by the bat-like shaped central plate of tergum 10, by the medially narrowed subtrapezoidal transverse bars, and by the upcurved hook formed by the small epiproct. The new species is compared with similar taxa.

 

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How to Cite

CHEN, Z.-T., & DU, Y.-Z. (2017). Description of the first new species of Leuctridae (Plecoptera) from Jiangsu Province of China. Zootaxa, 4319(1), 185–193. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4319.1.11