A new species of Smittia Holmgren, 1869 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Georgia, USA

  • Broughton Anderson Caldwell Florida State Collection of Arthropods http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2460-6966
  • Richard E. Jacobsen 1828 SW Centerville Avenue, Fort White, Florida 32038

Abstract

Smittia denotata sp. nov. is described from adult males collected during winter months from two Georgia locations. The immature stages and female are unknown. The species is readily recognizable by the distinctive long, basally microtrichose, tapered anal point with rounded apex, virga consisting of two separate spine clusters, and gonostylus with crista dorsalis and curved outer thorn-like projection.

Author Biography

Broughton Anderson Caldwell, Florida State Collection of Arthropods

Research Associate, Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, Florida 32614  

USA

Published
2015-06-30
Section
Articles