The genus Odontomesa Pagast is newly recorded from China. Based on associated material collected from China and U.S.A, the immature stages of Odontomesa fulva (Kieffer) and Odontomesa ferringtoni Sæther are redescribed. Odon-tomesa sp. A Sæther is confirmed as conspecific with O. ferringtoni. The generic diagnosis of immature stages is emended. Keys to the known larvae and pupae of the genus are presented.
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Financial support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, grant No. 31272284; 31301908; 31460572; J1210005), Fauna of China (FY120100) and National Scholarship for Building High Level Universities, China Scholarship Council are acknowledged with thanks. Partial support for this research at the University of Minnesota was provided through MAES Grant #10-031 to Leonard Ferrington. We also recognize the generous contribution of slide-mounted Chironomidae donated to Insect Museum, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota by the estate of Jim and Mary Sublette, in which the additional associated specimens of O. ferringtoni were located. We would like to thank Bruno Rossaro for locating and providing additional specimens for us to examination.
- Immature stages
- New record