A new species of Labiobaetis (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from the southern Western Ghats in India, with comments on the taxonomic status of Labiobaetis

J Insect Sci. 2014;14:86. doi: 10.1093/jis/14.1.86.

Abstract

A new species of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge, 1987, Labiobaetis soldani sp. nov., is described from the larvae and reared male and female imagoes from Gadana River in the southern Western Ghats in India. Brief ecological notes are appended. The taxonomic status of Labiobaetis is commented on in light of the morphological traits of the larvae and associated imagoes.

Keywords: distribution; mayfly; southern India; systematics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ephemeroptera / anatomy & histology
  • Ephemeroptera / classification*
  • Female
  • India
  • Male
  • Species Specificity