The genus Camptochaeta in Nearctic caves, with the description of C. prolixa sp. n. (Diptera, Sciaridae)

Pekka Vilkamaa, Heikki Hippa, Steven J. Taylor

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Abstract

Camptochaeta prolixa sp. n. (Diptera, Sciaridae) is described from caves in Nevada, and three other congeneric species are recorded from caves in Nevada and Arkansas, United States. Te new species shows some indication to a subterranean mode of life, including long antenna and legs, and in some specimens, reduction of the eye bridge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalZooKeys
Volume135
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Camptochaeta
  • Caves
  • Diptera
  • New records
  • New species
  • Sciaridae
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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