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Published: 2019-12-03
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A surprising rediscovery and description of a new species of Soyedina Ricker, 1952 (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA

Department of Biology and Center for Biodiversity Studies, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Department of Biology and Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Plecoptera Nemouridae Soyedina new species Nearctic North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Soyedina parkeri sp. nov. (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) is described from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. This species was recognized as new over 15 years ago by the junior authors but had yet to be formally described until now. Soyedina parkeri sp. nov. appears closely-related only to S. sheldoni Grubbs & Baumann, 2019 due to shared characteristics of the scle­rotized inner member of the epiproct. Soyedina parkeri sp. nov. can be readily separated from all other nine species of eastern Nearctic Soyedina by the broadly rounded apical portion of the outer paraproct lobe.

Key words: Plecoptera, Nemouridae, Soyedina, new species, Nearctic, North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains National Park


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