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Two New and Three Newly Recorded Species of Chironomidae (Diptera) from Korea

Author(s): Han-Il Ree

Journal: Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
ISSN 2234-6953

Volume: 29;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 217;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Chironomidae | taxonomy | new record | new species | Korea

Chironomid adults were collected by light traps at night, sweeping on grasses, during daytime hours, sweeping of swarming males with an insect net, and aspiration of light-attracted adults using a sucking tube. The collected specimens were slide-mounted and examined. I identified two species new to science, namely Orthocladius manhaei n. sp. and Ablabesmyia jeongi n. sp., and three species for the first time in Korea: Paratrichocladius tamaator Sasa, 1981, Rheocricotopus chalybeatus (Edwards, 1929) and Hayesomyia tripunctata (Goetghebuer, 1922). This is the first report of the genera Rheocricotopus and Hayesomyia in Korea. The genus Hayesomyia in the tribe Pentaneurini of Tanypodinae has a Holarctic distribution with only one species recorded from each of the Palaearctic and Nearctic regions.

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