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Published: 2021-11-19

A new species of Procladius Skuse (Diptera, Chironomidae) and first record of P. culiciformis (Linnaeus) from India with a key and tentative phylogenetic relationship within the genus

Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India
Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India
Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India
Integrative taxonomy Procladius new species first record DNA barcoding cladistic analysis world key

Abstract

The adult male of Procladius (Procladius) kalimpongensis sp. nov. is described and illustrated from West Bengal, India.  Procladius (Holotanypus) culiciformis (Linnaeus) is firstly reported from the Oriental region. DNA barcodes of both species are provided. A cladistic analysis among all species of the genus Procladius Skuse is performed based on morphological characters and a world key to the adult males is provided.

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