Pagastia (P.) aff. lanceolata (Tokunaga, 1936), 1959

Makarchenko, Eugenyi A., Semenchenko, Alexander A. & Palatov, Dmitry M., 2021, New species and findings of Pagastia Oliver (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae) from Central Asia, with DNA barcoding of known species of the genus, Zootaxa 4951 (3), pp. 559-570 : 566-567

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4951.3.8

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:84F55133-748D-4EC8-9EC5-9EC9E5088ECC

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4685091

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/261DBB48-FF87-FFAF-758F-F96AFAC1FEBA

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Plazi

scientific name

Pagastia (P.) aff. lanceolata (Tokunaga, 1936)
status

 

Pagastia (P.) aff. lanceolata (Tokunaga, 1936)

Material. 1 larva, Central Asia, Tajikistan, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Shughnon District , Tuzumtaikul River within the Jelondy village , about 400 m above the mouth, alt. 3560 m above sea level, 01.VII.2016, N 37°34’26.56”, E 72°34’48.29”, leg. D. Palatov GoogleMaps ; 2 larvae, the same region, Rushanskiy District, spring in front of the mouth of the Bartang River, near the bridge to Rushan Town . 03.VII.2016, alt. 2025 m above sea level, N 37°55.493’, E 71°36.183’, leg. D. Palatov. GoogleMaps

Remarks. The larvae collected in mountain river and spring of Pamir do not differ in morological character- istics from P. (P.) lanceolata (Tokunaga) , but molecular genetic data allow us to assert about an independent and possibly new species of Pagastia ( Fig. 16 View FIGURE 16 ).

Ecology. Larvae were collected from stones and bowlders covered with moss in mountain river, located at an altitude of 3569 m, at a flow rate of 0.3–1.0 m/s, with water temperature 5°C and in spring from stones covered with algae, at an altitude of 2025 m, at a flow rate of 0.2–0.5 m /s.

Distribution. Known only from one river and spring in Pamir Mountains ( Tajikistan) ( Figs. 14–15 View FIGURES 12–15 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chironomidae

Genus

Pagastia