Taxonomic notes on Chironomidae (Diptera) from Okinawa Island, Japan, with the description of three new species

  • Masaru Yamamoto 1-6-12, Satomachi, Yoshimi, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 759-6525
  • Nao Yamamoto Osaka Prefecture University, Entomological Laboratory, Graduate School of Life and Environment Science, Nakaku Gakuen-cho 1-1, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, 599-8531
  • Masaaki Kimura GA•SHOW ltd, 1-35-5, Tomari, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, 900-0012

Abstract

Three new species: Ionthosmittia cuneipenne sp. nov., Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) okinawanus sp. nov. and Parakiefferiella semiovata sp. nov., are described from Okinawa Island, Ryukyus, Japan. In addition to these species, twelve species are newly recorded from this island. Diagnostic characters of Tokyobrillia tamamegaseta (Kobayashi et Sasa) are emended. Pentapedilum yakuabeum Sasa et Suzuki syn. nov. and Polypedilum yakucedeum Sasa et Suizuki syn. nov. are junior synonyms of Ainuyusurika tuberculatum (Tokunaga). Einfeldia kanazawai (Yamamoto) is transferred to the genus Chironomus Meigen and its systematic position is discussed. 

Published
2015-06-30
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