A new Thalassosmittia Strenzke and Remmert, 1957 out of the sea: T. amazonica n. sp. from the Amazon rainforest, Brazil (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae)

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Trond Andersen
Luiz Carlos Pinho

Abstract

The orthoclad Thalassosmittia amazonica n. sp. is described based on a male collected in a light trap in the Amazon rainforest. The species is easily separated from its congeners as it has a strongly reduced palp with only a single palpomere.

Article submitted 12. October 2014, accepted 10. November 2014, published 22. December 2014.

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Andersen, T., & Pinho, L. (2014). A new Thalassosmittia Strenzke and Remmert, 1957 out of the sea: T. amazonica n. sp. from the Amazon rainforest, Brazil (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae). CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research, (27). https://doi.org/10.5324/cjcr.v0i27.1702
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Luiz Carlos Pinho, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Ecology and Zoology at Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil)