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Morphology and molecules say: Tanytarsus latens, sp. nov. from Finland (Diptera: Chironomidae)

University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biology, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Laboratory of Systematic Zoology; Wita Stwosza 59, 80–308 Gdańsk, Poland
Ruuhikoskenkatu 17, 24240 Salo, Finland
Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, University of Łódź; Banacha 12/16, 90–237 Łódź, Poland
Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, University of Łódź; Banacha 12/16, 90–237 Łódź, Poland
Diptera Chironomidae systematics DNA barcoding new species Finland


Tanytarsus latens sp. nov. is described from Finland (Ostrobothnia borealis, Satakunta). Both morphological and             molecular analyses indicate that T. latens belongs to the mendax species group. The adult male hypopygium of the new species resembles that of Tanytarsus occultus Brundin and of T. desertor Giłka et Paasivirta, while the molecular analysis based on the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase (COI) gene fragment evidences that T. latens is a sister species to most of European Tanytarsus of the mendax group’s core, for which the COI barcodes are known. Notes on biology of T. latens are also provided.



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