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New records and two new species of Xiphocentron Brauer 1870 (Trichoptera, Xiphocentronidae) from southern Atlantic Forest, Brazil

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Av. dos Bandeirantes, 3900, CEP 14040-901, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências e Letras de Assis, Av. Dom Antônio, 2100. Parque Universitário. CEP 19806-900, Assis, São Paulo, Brazil
Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências e Letras de Assis, Av. Dom Antônio, 2100. Parque Universitário. CEP 19806-900, Assis, São Paulo, Brazil
Trichoptera Aquatic insects biodiversity caddisflies Neotropical taxonomy


Xiphocentron is the most species-rich genus of the pantropical family Xiphocentronidae. Among its five subgenera, Antillotrichia is the most diverse and the only one to occur in South America and Antilles. In the present study, two new species of Xiphocentron (Antillotrichia) are described from southern Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Xiphocentron gwarakeraba sp. nov. is diagnosed by the very elongate inferior appendage not bearing spines and with a simple mesal sclerite; X. muelleri sp. nov. is diagnosed by the inferior appendage with its ventral margin produced posterad and distinctly truncate. New distributional records are provided for X. acqualume, X. jaguare, X. kamakan, and X. maracanan. Additional non-genital diagnostic characters are presented for X. jaguare, and intraspecific morphological variations of forewing fork II (R3 and R4) and male genitalia are described for X. maracanan.



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