Contulma paluguillensis (Trichoptera:Anomalopsychidae), a new caddisfly from the high Andes of Ecuador, and its natural history

Ralph W. Holzenthal, Blanca Ríos-Touma

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Abstract

Adults and larvae of a new species of Contulma Flint (Trichoptera: Anomalopsychidae) are described from Ecuador. The new species is similar to Contulma papallacta Holzenthal and Flint, but differs in having shorter, less spatulate dorsolateral processes and shorter setose lateral processes of segment IX in the male genitalia. Monthly Hess, sticky trap, and emergence-trap collections indicated that the new species is uncommon, probably univoltine, but with continuous larval growth and extended adult emergence, and has algivorous larvae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-450
Number of pages9
JournalFreshwater Science
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Andean high altitude streams
  • Neotropics
  • aquatic macroinvertebrates
  • autecology
  • endemism
  • larvae
  • life history
  • morphology
  • species description
  • taxonomy

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