Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Journal or Book Title

Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington

Issue

23

First Page

1

Last Page

99

Abstract

The net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae: Blepharicera Macquart) of eastern North America are revised to include 16 species. Seven new species are described: B. caudata, n. sp., B. chooga, n. sp, B. corniculata, n. sp., B. magna, n. sp., and B. tuberosa, n. sp. from the southern Appalachians; B. gelida, a sp. from the central and southern Appalachians; and B. hispida, n. sp. from the central and northern Appalachians. Previously unknown life stages of B. capitafa Loew, B. cherokea Hogue, B. diminutiva Hogue, and B. separata Alexander species raised from synonymy, are described, and a redescription of adult B. separata is given. Also provided are an overview of blepharicerid natural history, keys to larvae, pupae, and adults of all eastern Blepharicera, and brief discussions of the bionomics and distribution of each species

Comments

This article is from Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington 23 (2000): 1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Gregory W. Courtney

Language

en

File Format

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