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Johanson K.A.,Swedish Museum of Natural History | Wells A.,Australian Biological Resources Study | Malm T.,Swedish Museum of Natural History | Malm T.,University of Eastern Finland | And 2 more authors.
Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift

The Trichoptera diversity of Vanuatu is reviewed based on earlier and recently collected material. Altogether, 20 species in 12 genera and 8 families are now recognized for the country, of which 12 species are described as new to science in the families Hydrobiosidae (1 species), Hydroptilidae (5 species), Philopotamidae (3 species) and Leptoceridae (3 species). The previously known species from Vanuatu are re-described with illustrations and photographs. A key to adults of the Trichoptera fauna of Vanuatu is provided. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Source

Wells A.,Australian Biological Resources Study | Johanson K.A.,Swedish Museum of Natural History

We review the New Caledonian representatives of the Australasian endemic hydroptiline genus Acritoptila, based on examination of a considerable collection of material in the Swedish Museum of Natural History and of types of previously established species. A key for identification of males is given and includes 3 species newly described here: A. parallela sp. n., A. forficata sp. n. and A. macrospina sp. n. For all New Caledonian species, male genitalia are illustrated, and for 5 associated females, distinctive features are illustrated and described. © Alice Wells, Kjell Arne Johanson. Source

Wells A.,Australian Biological Resources Study | Johanson K.A.,Swedish Museum of Natural History | Mary-Sasal N.,B.P. 271

The New Caledonian endemic hydroptilid genus Caledonotrichia Sykora (Trichoptera) is reviewed and 6 new species are described: C. bifida, C. capensis, C. minuta, C. ouinnica, C. sykorai and C. vexilla. Together with the established species for which revised diagnoses are given, these raise to 11 the number of species known in this genus. The new species, females of 3 species, and several unusual larval cases are examined and described for further insight into relationships of this enigmatic genus. A key to species is provided. © Alice Wells et al. Source

Wells A.,Australian Biological Resources Study | Johanson K.A.,Swedish Museum of Natural History

New Caledonian representation of the New Zealand-New Caledonian hydroptilid caddisfly genus Paroxyethira Mosely, 1924, is reviewed on the basis of a considerable collection from widespread New Caledonian localities. Description of 8 new species brings to 10 the known fauna for the island. Males of all New Caledonian species are illustrated, a key to adult males is provided, and the associated females are described for 6 species. Copyright © 2012 Magnolia Press. Source

Five new species of Hydroptilidae are described from the Wet Tropics of northeastern Queensland: Orphninotrichia barbarae sp. nov., O. desleyae sp. nov., and O. alata sp. nov.; and Orthotrichia rentzi sp. nov. and O. andicairnsae sp. nov. New records extend the known distribution of one species in each of these genera, and brief comments are given on probable classification of the genus Orphninotrichia and on biology as deduced from collecting data. Copyright © 2010 Magnolia Press. Source

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