Madagacerina, a new genus of Leptoceridae (Trichoptera) from Madagascar
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The caddisfly genus Madagacerina, new genus (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) is described for the Madagascaran species Madagacerina forcipata, new species. The genus is characterised by having the tibial spur formula 2, 2, 2; wings with sessile bifurcation of M; genitalia with preanal appendages fused with segment IX and greatly produced posterad, and a tergum X with an anteriorly extended ventral base articulating with a sclerotised spine-like process of the phallic shield. The new genus is most closely related to Blyzophilus, and placed in the tribe Blyzophilini. With this generic addition, the Madagascaran Leptoceridae fauna includes 8 genera.
Leptocerinae; Blyzophilini; Madagacerina; forcipata; new genus; new species
Research subject Systematic Zoology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38568OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38568DiVA: diva2:310960