Three new species of chilean caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera)

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Abstract

Three new species of caddisflies are described from Chile, Mastigoptila complicornuta, n. sp., Mastigoptila elae, n. sp. (Glossosomatidae), and Smicridea (Smicridea) figueroai, n. sp. (Hydropsychidae). The Mastigoptila species are characterized by asymmetrical male genitalia bearing long processes from the inferior appendages and phallocrypt and by complex phallic structures. The species of Smicridea is characterized by a pair of dorsomedial spines in the phallus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-117
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Volume106
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Caddisflies
  • Chile
  • Glossosomatidae
  • Hydropsychidae
  • Neotropics
  • New species
  • Taxonomy

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