First records of Microptila Ris (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Japan, with description of a new species

Jostein Kjaerandsen, Tomiko Ito

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Abstract

Microptila orienthula, sp. n. from Japan is described and illustrated based on adults of both sexes. The new species represents the first finding of Microptila in the Eastern Palaearctic Region, and it appears to be more closely related to Oriental species of Microptila than to the two Western Palaearctic species. The finding of a new species with affinities to the Oriental species as far northeast as Japan is noteworthy but fits well with general zoogeographical affinities of the Japanese fauna to the Oriental Region. The type locality indicates a hygropetric habitat for the larva, in agreement with the known larval habitat of the European type species Microptila minutissima Ris, 1897.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
JournalEntomological Science
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Zoology

Keywords

  • Japan
  • Hydroptilini
  • new specie
  • Oriental
  • zoogeography

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