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Published: 2017-08-25

Trichoptera of Serra da Jibóia, Bahia, Brazil: new species of Helicopsyche (Helicopsychidae) and new records

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, PPG em Entomologia, Av. dos Bandeirantes, 3900, CEP 14040-901, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia. Rua Barão de Jeremoabo, 147, Ondina, CEP 40170-115, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Diptera aquatic insects Atlantic forest biodiversity faunistic survey Neotropic


Located in Northeast Region of Brazil, Bahia state, Serra da Jibóia is a mountain range situated between the Atlantic Forest and semiarid Caatinga ecoregions. In the present work the diversity of the caddisfly fauna from Serra da Jibóia was investigated during a seven-year period. We collected 3,472 adults, identifying 40 caddisfly species belonging to 26 genera and 11 families, of which 8 species are new records for the state. In this inventory we present the composition, abundance, and sex ratios of the species identified in the study. We also described a new species, Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) guariru n. sp., recognized by having the inferior appendage elongate, tapering to a pointed apex, and its basomesal lobe reduced to a small process bearing one or two short spine-like setae apically.



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