Antillocladius folius Mendes, Andersen et Saether, Mendes, Andersen et Saether

Mendes, Humberto Fonseca & Andersen, Trond, 2008, A review of Antillocladius Saether and Litocladius Mendes, Andersen et Saether, with the description of two new Neotropical genera (Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae), Zootaxa 1887 (1), pp. 1-75: 31

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Antillocladius folius Mendes, Andersen et Saether


Antillocladius folius Mendes, Andersen et Saether  

Antillocladius folius Mendes, Andersen and Saether, 2004: 34   View Cited Treatment , Figs 5–7 View FIGURES 5–6 View FIGURES 7–11 .

Material examined: Type material as in Mendes et al. (2004). BRAZIL   : Paraná: Morretes, Parque Estadual do Pau Oco , 25°34'27.9''S 48°53'46.7''W, 10 males, 07–13.iv.2002, Malaise trap, M.T. Tavares et al. (BIOTA- FAPESP) GoogleMaps   . São Paulo: Peruíbe, Estação Ecológica Juréia-Itatins , 24°31'06''S 47°12'06''W, 25 males, 3– 6.v.2002, Malaise trap, N.W. Perioto et al. ( BIOTA-FAPESP) GoogleMaps   ; Ubatuba, Parque Estação Serra do Mar , 23°21'43''S 44°59'22''W, 15 males, 21–24.i.2002, Malaise trap, N.W. Perioto et al. ( BIOTA-FAPESP) GoogleMaps   ; Salesópolis, Estação Biológica Boracéia , Trilha dos Pilões, 23°39'05.8''S 45°53'44.6''W, 1 male, 30.iii– 02.iv.2001, Malaise trap (Trilha-4), S.T.P. Amarante et al. ( BIOTA-FAPESP) GoogleMaps   . Rio de Janeiro: Nova Iguaçu, Reserva Biológica Tinguá , 6 males, 5–11.iii.2002, Malaise trap, S.T. P. Amarante et al. ( BIOTA-FAPESP)   .

Espírito Santo: Linhares, Reserva Biológica Sooretama , 23 m a.s.l., 18°58'02.7''S 40°08'06.8''W, 1 male, 24– 27.iii.2002, Malaise trap (Bosque-5), C.O. Azevedo et al. ( BIOTA-FAPESP) GoogleMaps   . Bahia: Mata de São João, Reserva de Sapiranga , 12°33'36.4''S 38°02'57.2''W, 2 males, 19–22.vii.200, Malaise trap (Bosque-3), M.T. Tavares et al. ( BIOTA-FAPESP) GoogleMaps   . Sergipe: Sta Luzia do Itanhy Castro , 11°22'31.2''S 37°24'50.9''W, 1 male, 29.vii–01.viii.2001, Malaise trap (Bosque-5), M.T. Tavares et al. ( BIOTA-FAPESP) ( MZUSP, ZMBN) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnostic characters: The male can be separated from all other members of the genus by having bare wing membrane and squama with few setae; acrostichals starting in front, anterior ones hair-like, posterior ones scalpellate; virga well developed; anal point nearly parallel-sided with blunt apex, with weak lateral setae; and inferior volsella consisting of triangular, pointed lobe. The pupa differs from that of other known species by having antennal sheath with pearl row and thorn-like anal macrosetae less than half as long as the male gonopodal sheaths. The larva has mentum with 5 lateral teeth and antennal blade subequal in length to flagellum.

Remarks: This species is rather variable in the shape of the inferior volsella, with some specimens having an extremely long volsella, almost reaching the tip of gonostylus; the anal point also varies in shape and size, but is always parallel-sided with weak, lateral setae.

Distribution: The species occurs all along the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, from Santa Catarina in the south north up to Sergipe on the northeastern coast.


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Antillocladius folius Mendes, Andersen et Saether

Mendes, Humberto Fonseca & Andersen, Trond 2008