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Published: 2020-07-13

The Neotropical genus Portelmis Sanderson, 1953 (Coleoptera: Elmidae): three new species, new records and updated key

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP). Laboratório de Coleoptera (LaC). Av. Nazaré 481, CEP: 04263-000, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil.
2Universidade Federal do Tocantins (UFT), Campus de Porto Nacional, Laboratório de Entomologia - Rua 03, Quadra 17, Lote 11, Jardim do Ipês, Caixa Postal 136, CEP: 77500-000, Porto Nacional, Tocantins, Brazil.
Coleoptera aquatic insects riffle beetles South America taxonomy

Abstract

Elmidae is one of the most diverse families of aquatic beetles, with more than 1500 species in 151 genera. The Neotropical genus Portelmis formerly comprised five species known from Central and northern South America, divided into two species groups. Three new Brazilian species from the nevermanni group are described and illustrated here: Portelmis vanini sp. nov., Portelmis krolowi sp. nov. and Portelmis fusariae sp. nov. New species records for the North, Central-West and Southeast of Brazil are presented. We also provide first SEM images and an updated key for Portelmis species.

 

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