A new species of Bittacus Latreille (Mecoptera: Bittacidae) from the Andean-Amazonian foothills, Caquetá, Colombia

Zootaxa. 2022 Nov 18;5209(4):476-482. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5209.4.6.


A new hangingfly species, Bittacus rafaeli sp. nov. (Mecoptera: Bittacidae), is herein described and illustrated, based on two specimens from the municipality of El Doncello, Caquetá, Colombia. This is only the ninth Mecoptera species recorded from the country and the twenty-eighth species of Bittacus from South America. A distribution map of the Bittacus species from Colombia is presented.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Colombia
  • Holometabola*
  • Insecta*