The Trichoptera, caddisflies, of Venezuela: Three new species and records of Atopsyche banks (Hydrobiosidae)

Ralph W. Holzenthal, Claudia Cressa

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Abstract

Three new species of Atopsyche (Trichoptera: Hydrobiosidae) from Venezuela are described, Atopsyche (Atopsyche) allani, Atopsyche (Atopsyche) rinconi, and Atopsyche (Atopsaura) segninii, bringing to 23 the number of species in the genus known from the country. New records are presented for additional species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalStudies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002

Bibliographical note

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We express our sincere appreciation to all of those who provided field assistance, logistic support, information, or other assistance during our work in Venezuela, including Abel Adrián, Hendrik Avila, Corabel Barrios, Ledi Bastidas de Morano, Hilda Bastardo, Felipe José Boada, Jorge Bone, Manuel Borges, Cristina Castillo, María Marleny Chacón, Sr. Colón, Iván Escalona, Jesús Farías, Luis Fernando, Alex Flecker, Oliver Flint, Rafael Rojas Gómez, Elizabeth Gordon, Jorge Gutic, Alexis Gutierrez, Brunilda Heredia, Jerome Keeton, Carlos and Marina Lopez, Críspulo Marrero, Nestor Mata, Carlos Paredes Mora, Juan Carlos Navarro, Nelson Ortiz, Dr. Freddy Pereira, Eugenia Pereyra, Roger Pérez-Hernández, Dr. Ernesto Palacios Prü, Pablo Omar Rangel, Norberto Rebolledo, José Rincón, Joaquín Rodríguez, Cruz Salazar, Ewaldo Sandoval, Samuel Segnini, Hector Severeyn, Donald Taphorn, Mariana Villaró, Gustavo Villarroel, and Angel Viloria, among others. The following institution also provided much needed support: the University of Minnesota Insect Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Fun-dación Proyecto Paria, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Zulia, Instituto Nacional de Parques, Estación de Piscicultura La Mucuy-Fondo Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas y Pecuarias (FONAIAP), Estación de Piscicultura Boconó (FONAIAP), Estación Experimantal Guanapito (FONAIAP), Universidad Simón Bolívar-Núcleo El Litoral, Centro de Ecología de las Tierras Altas, and Centro de Ecología – Boconó. Funding was partially provided to C. Cressa by the Consejo de Desarrollo Científico y Humanístico (Grant No. 03–074–95, 03.10.95) and Coordinación del Postgrado en Biología – Ecología de la Universidad Central de Venezuela, and to R.W. Holzenthal by the University of Minnesota Insect Collection and the University of Minnesota Graduate School. Oliver Flint provided information on collecting efforts in Venezuela as well as specimen records. Finally, we thank Roger Blahnik, Henrique Paprocki, Luke Skinner, David Houghton, and Janet Moe for reviewing the manuscript or assisting with illustrations.

Keywords

  • Atopsyche
  • Hydrobiosidae
  • Inventory
  • New records
  • New species
  • Trichoptera
  • Venezuela

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