Macrostemum par (Navás 1930), Navas, 1930

França, Diogo, Paprocki, Henrique & Calor, Adolfo R., 2013, The genus Macrostemum Kolenati 1859 (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) in the Neotropical Region: Description of two new species, taxonomic notes, distributional records and key to males, Zootaxa 3716 (3), pp. 301-335: 323-325

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Macrostemum par (Navás 1930)


Macrostemum par (Navás 1930)  

Macronema par Navás 1930: 74   [type locality: Brazil, Ipiranga; DEI; ♀].

Macrostemum par (Navás 1930)   ; Flint et al. 1999: 68 [taxonomic notes; distribution]; Paprocki et al. 2004: 8 [distribution]; Calor 2011: 321 [distribution].

The holotype of this species was not available for study and specimens were not examined. The information for this species is from Navás (1930).

Synopsis. Adults. Head testaceous, with spot on vertex. Compound eyes black. Scapes yellowish-brown. Maxillary palps reddish-brown. Prothorax reddish-brown. Meso- and metathorax dark near bases of wings. Legs yellow. Forewings mostly hyaline with longitudinal dark patches; discoidal cell present; radial sector normal. Material examined. None. The female holotype was not available for study. The misinterpretation of Brazilian biodiversity protection laws by scientific curators poses obstacles to borrowing biological material from other countries.

Remarks. According to Navás (1930) this species is similar to M. santaeritae   . The illustration of the forewing provided by Navás suggests that Macrostemum par   and Macrostemum santaeritae   could be synonymous. Distribution. Brazil (SP).