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

Trond Andersen, Luiz Carlos Pinho


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.


Chironomidae; Orthocladiinae; Thalassosmittia; new species; the Amazon; Brazil; Neotropical region

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5324/cjcr.v0i27.1702

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