Metacnephia blanci (Grenier & Theodorides),

Cherairia, Mouna, Adler, Peter H. & Samraoui, Boudjéma, 2014, Biodiversity and Bionomics of the Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Northeastern Algeria, Zootaxa 3796 (1), pp. 166-174: 170

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3796.1.8

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2D5E540F-D056-4D51-ADA7-6AF81AF58A47

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6C716544-F91E-FFFD-9BC9-FBE5FD88324D

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Plazi

scientific name

Metacnephia blanci (Grenier & Theodorides)
status

 

Metacnephia blanci (Grenier & Theodorides) 

The first report of M. blanci  that we found for Algeria appears in the inventory of Crosskey & Howard (1997), although without collection data. Our collections of M. blanci  indicate that the larvae and pupae typically inhabit medium to large (mean width = 11.1 m), cool to warm (up to 22 °C) rivers with moderate to fast flow and substrate of rubble, gravel, and sparse boulders. Larvae and pupae were found from November to January and again from March to June, perhaps representing staggered hatching or distinct cohorts.

Sites: 5, 6, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Simuliidae

Genus

Metacnephia