The larva of Hydropsyche doehleri Tobias 1972, based on Swiss material (Hydropsychidae, Trichoptera)

Heinrich Vicentini, Sofia Wyler, Johann Waringer (Korresp. Autor*in)

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This paper describes the previously unknown larva of Hydropsyche doehleri Tobias 1972. Species association was enabled by the fact that both larval and adult specimens were collected at the same location and that H. doehleri was the only Hydropsychidae collected at this site, based on light-trap samples of adults. In addition, association of larvae with adult males and females were performed using DNA sequence data from the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase region. Information on the morphology of the larva is given, and the most important diagnostic features separating H. doehleri from its sister taxon H. siltalai Döhler 1963 are discussed. In both species, gills are lacking on abdominal segment VII. In the context of the Hydropsychidae key of Waringer & Graf (2011), the two species can be separated by the morphology and coloration of the frontoclypeal apotome, and by their distribution patterns: whereas H. siltalai is widespread in Europe, H. doehleri has been reported from only France, Italy, and southern Switzerland (Tessin).
Seiten (von - bis)535–545
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 4 Juni 2020

ÖFOS 2012

  • 106043 Systematische Zoologie