Bungona (Chopralla) liebenauae ( Soldán, Braasch & Muu, 1987 ),

Shi, Weifang & Tong, Xiaoli, 2019, Genus Bungona Harker, 1957 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from China, with descriptions of three new species and a key to Oriental species, Zootaxa 4586 (3), pp. 571-585: 582-583

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4586.3.12

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scientific name

Bungona (Chopralla) liebenauae ( Soldán, Braasch & Muu, 1987 )
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Bungona (Chopralla) liebenauae ( Soldán, Braasch & Muu, 1987) 

( Figs 60–67View FIGURES 60–66View FIGURE 67)

Centroptella liebenauae: Soldán, Braasch & Muu, 1987: 342  .

Chopralla liebenauae: Tong & Dudgeon, 2003b: 17  .

Bungona (Chopralla) liebenauae: Salles, Gattolliat & Sartori, 2016: 104  .

Material examined. CHINA. Guangdong: 70 nymphs, Huizhou, Nankunshan Nature Reserve (23.63°N, 113.89°E, alt. 670m), 26.v.2003, coll. Xiaoli TongGoogleMaps  ; 1 nymph, Yangchun, Xinning, Hecang River (22.5°N, 111.5°N, alt. 440m), 16.v.2004, coll. Sanbao Tang  ; 1 nymph on slides and 95 nymphs, Xinyi, Tianmashan Mountain (22.46°N, 110.69°E, alt. 380m), 2.iv.2011 and 19.ix.2011, coll. Weifang Shi.GoogleMaps  Guangxi: 102 nymphs, Jinxiu, Dayaoshan National Nature Reserve (24.12°N, 110.21°E, alt. 780m), 26.ix.2011, coll. Weifang Shi & Shulan YangGoogleMaps  ; 5 nymphs, Jinxiu, Laoshan Forest Station (24.12°N, 110.20°E, alt. 920m), 17.xi.2011, coll. Weifang Shi & Shulan YangGoogleMaps  ; 2 nymphs on slides and 16 nymphs, Jinxiu, Shibajia Forest Station (24.20°N, 110.29°E, alt. 770m), 18.xi.2011, coll. Weifang Shi & Shulan Yang.GoogleMaps  Yunnan: 1 nymph, Yangbi County, Pingpo Town, Pingpo Bridge (25.59°N, 100.05°E, alt. 1400m), 21.vii.2013, coll. Hongxing Chen.GoogleMaps 

Distribution and biology. China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong); Vietnam. The nymphs ( Fig. 59View FIGURES 50–59) are usually found in slow current reaches of clean mountain streams ( Fig. 67View FIGURE 67) and sometimes with substantial populations on the stone surfaces as indicated from the specimens listed above.

Comments. Described based on nymphs and imagoes from Vietnam in the genus Centroptella ( Soldán et al. 1987)  , this species was transferred to the subgenus Chopralla  of Bungona  by Salles et al. (2016) based on the tarsal claws bearing two rows of denticles. Bungona  (Ch.) liebenauae  is here recorded from China for the first time. This species has an unusual characteristics which can easily distinguish it from its congeners: the presence of a pair of submarginal median tubercles posteriorly on pronotum ( Figs 62–63View FIGURES 60–66). Other features, such as base of glossa not reaching inner 1/3 of paraglossa ( Fig. 61View FIGURES 60–66), dentate tarsal claws ( Fig. 64View FIGURES 60–66) and characteristic contrasting body colour pattern ( Fig. 66View FIGURES 60–66), clearly fit the concept of Chopralla  proposed by Salles et al. (2016).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Ephemeroptera

Family

Baetidae

Genus

Bungona

Loc

Bungona (Chopralla) liebenauae ( Soldán, Braasch & Muu, 1987 )

Shi, Weifang & Tong, Xiaoli 2019
2019
Loc

Bungona (Chopralla) liebenauae: Salles, Gattolliat & Sartori, 2016 : 104

Salles, F. F. & Gattolliat, J. - L. & Sartori, M. 2016: 104
2016
Loc

Centroptella liebenauae: Soldán, Braasch & Muu, 1987 : 342

Soldan, T. & Braasch, D. & Muu, L. T. 1987: 342
1987