A new species of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge, 1987 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from the southern Western Ghats in India, with comments on the taxonomic status of Labiobaetis

T. Kubendran1a, T. Rathinakumar1b, C. Balasubramanian1c, C. Selvakumar2d, and K. G. Sivaramakrishnan3e*

1Department of Zoology, Thiagarajar College (Autonomous), Madurai-625 009, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Zoology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025, India
3Department of Zoology, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), Tambaram East, Chennai-600 059

Abstract

A new species of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge, 1987, Labiobaetis soldani sp. nov., is described from the larvae and reared male and female imagoes from Gadana River in the southern Western Ghats in India. Brief ecological notes are appended. The taxonomic status of Labiobaetis is commented on in light of the morphological traits of the larvae and associated imagoes.

Keywords: mayfly, systematics, distribution, southern India

Correspondence: a tkbaetis@gmail.com, b sivarathina1986@gmail.com, c ulab62@yahoo.com, d selvaaa06@gmail.com, e kgskrishnan@gmail.com, *Corresponding author

Editor: Daniela Takiya was editor of this paper.

Received: 16 September 2012 | Accepted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 7 July 2014

ISSN: 1536-2442 | Volume 14, Number 86

Kubendran T, Rathinakumar T, Balasubramanian C, Selvakumar C, Sivaramakrishnan KG. 2014. A new species of Labiobaetis Novikova & Kluge, 1987 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from the southern Western Ghats in India, with comments on the taxonomic status of Labiobaetis. Journal of Insect Science 14(86). Available online: http://www.insectscience.org/14.86


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