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Published: 2017-11-01

Mayflies of the genus Epeorus Eaton, 1881 s.l. (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) from the Caucasus Mountains: a new species of Caucasiron Kluge, 1997 from Georgia and Turkey

Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS, Branišovská 31, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Branišovská 31, CZ–370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS, Branišovská 31, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS, Branišovská 31, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic. State Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Teatralna 18, UA–79008 Lviv, Ukraine.
Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS, Branišovská 31, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
Ephemeroptera taxonomy barcoding new species


The new species Epeorus (Caucasiron) bicolliculatus sp. nov. is described based on larvae and adults. Diagnostic characters are given with regard to the related species. The most pronounced difference is represented by protuberances on larval abdominal terga II–IX, present exclusively in E. (C.) bicolliculatus sp. nov. Primary data on the biology and distribution of the new species are also provided. Delimitation of the new species is verified by the analysis of COI (barcode) sequences. Barcode data for all Caucasian species of the subgenus Caucasiron are provided for the first time and compared with E. (C.) bicolliculatus sp. nov.



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How to Cite

HRIVNIAK, ĽUBOŠ, SROKA, P., GODUNKO, R. J., & ŽUROVCOVÁ, M. (2017). Mayflies of the genus <em>Epeorus</em> Eaton, 1881 s.l. (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) from the <em>Caucasus</em> Mountains: a new species of Caucasiron Kluge, 1997 from Georgia and Turkey. Zootaxa, 4341(3), 353–374.