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Polypedilum (Cerobregma) paracyclus sp. n., a new species from Oriental China (Diptera: Chironomidae)

College of Life Sciences, Taizhou University, Taizhou, Zhejiang 318000, China.
College of Life Sciences, Taizhou University, Taizhou, Zhejiang 318000, China.
College of Life Sciences, Taizhou University, Taizhou, Zhejiang 318000, China.
College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China.
Polypedilum Cerobregma new species DNA barcode Oriental China


Polypedilum (Cerobregma) paracyclus sp. n. Qi & Song is described based on male imagines collected by light trap in Oriental China. The description is supported by both morphological and DNA barcode evidences. The new species is distinguished from its related congeners in having some atypical morphological characters: tibia and femur dark brown, knees yellow; abdominal segment VII distinctly triangular and tapered towards base; tergite IX broadly sub-trapezoidal, tapering posteriorly, anal tergite bands ending with a characteristic sub-oval area; superior volsella sickle-like shaped with pointed apex; inferior volsella with orally directed dorsal setae; distal inner margin of gonostylus without shortly branched setae.


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