Thienemannia spiesi sp. nov., a crenophilous species from the Schapbach Quelle, Bavaria, Germany (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae)

  • Joel Moubayed-Breil Biodiversity, Marine and Freshwater, 10 rue des Fenouils, F-34070 Montpellier
  • Patrick Ashe Shelton Drive, Terenure, Dublin 12, Ireland

Abstract

A description of the male and female imago and pupal exuviae of Thienemannia spiesi sp. nov. is provided based on material collected in the Schapbach Quelle (spring), Bavaria, Germany. This description increases the total number of species known worldwide in the genus to eleven. The new species, T. spiesi, can be distinguished from other related species (except T. libanica Laville and Moubayed, 1985) by the following combination of characters: chaetotaxy of the wing membrane, inferior volsella nose-shaped and not sinuous, gonostylus bearing a crista dorsalis, spines present on tergite VII of the pupal exuviae. Comments on its ecology and taxonomic position are provided. 

Author Biography

Joel Moubayed-Breil, Biodiversity, Marine and Freshwater, 10 rue des Fenouils, F-34070 Montpellier

 "19th International Symposium on Chironomidae"

Joel MOUBAYED-BREIL & Patrick ASHE

Freshwater & Marine Biology

Published
2016-06-19
Section
Articles