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The genus Camptochaeta in Nearctic caves, with the description of C. prolixa sp. n. (Diptera, Sciaridae)

Author(s): Pekka Vilkamaa | Steven Taylor | Heikki Hippa

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 135;
Start page: 69;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Diptera | Sciaridae | Camptochaeta | new species | new records | caves | USA

Camptochaeta prolixa sp. n. (Diptera, Sciaridae) is described from caves in Nevada, and three other congeneric species are recorded from caves in Nevada and Arkansas, United States. The new species shows some indication to a subterranean mode of life, including long antenna and legs, and in some specimens, reduction of the eye bridge.
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