Macropelopiini

Paul, Nilotpol & Mazumdar, Abhijit, 2015, Chaudhuriomyia, a new tanypod genus of Macropelopiini (Diptera: Chironomidae: Tanypodinae) from the Eastern Himalaya, Zootaxa 3955 (4), pp. 537-548: 541

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3955.4.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:505B175B-C555-4E04-A2C1-FA6B2E227D8F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039C87DA-FFB7-1332-4AAC-FB0059D4EF95

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Plazi

scientific name

Macropelopiini
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Key to identification of adult male of tribe Macropelopiini  

Here in a new adult key of tribe Macropelopiini   is presented along with new proposed genus, keeping in mind the undergoing development of Tanypodinae   systematics in last decades.

1. Preepisternals absent................................................................................... 2

- Preepisternals present.................................................................................. 4

2. Tergite IX with seta.................................................. Guassutanypus Roque & Trivinho-Strixino  

- Tergite IX without seta................................................................................. 3

3. Scutal tubercle present; Claws on mid leg spatulated-cusp shaped........................... Fittkauimyia Karunakaran  

- Scutal tubercle absent; Claws on mid leg pointed............................................. Brundiniella Roback  

4. Tibial comb may present or absent on the fore leg............................................................ 5

- Tibial comb absent on the fore leg........................................................................ 6

5. Postnotal present; pseudo spurs absent on tarsomeres 1–2 of mid leg.................................................................. Macropelopia Thienemann   (inclu. Bethbilbeckia   , however tibial comb present except Bethbilbeckia   ).

- Postnotal absent; pseudo spurs present on tarsomeres 1–2 of mid leg; tibial comb present.............. Alotanypus Roback  

6. Gonostylus reaching about 2 / 3 gonocoxite length............................................................ 7

- Gonostylus not reaching up to 2 / 3 gonocoxite length.......................................................... 8

7. Eye iridescent; pulvilli well developed.................................................... Psectrotanypus Kieffer  

- Eye not iridescent; pulvilli ill developed.................................................... Derotanypus Roback  

8. Inferior volsella present................................................................................. 9

- Inferior volsella absent................................................................................ 10

9. Apex of gonostylus distinctly constricted with slightly heel; tergite IX with setal bundles on both side................................................................................................... Wuelkerella Añón Suárez

- Apex of gonostylus simple and without heel; tergite IX without setal bundles on both side.... Radotanypus Fittkau & Murray

10. Femur and tibia without dark mark or band; fore leg with blunt claw; surface of tibial spur smooth. .. Chaudhuriomyia   gen. n.

- Femur and tibia with dark mark or band; fore leg with pointed claw; surface of tibial spur with fine short bristle......... 11

11. Setae on tergite IX few and postero-marginally placed............................. Bilyjomyia Niitsuma & Watson Jr.  

- Setae on tergite IX many and medially placed............................................. Apsectrotanypus Fittkau