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Published: 2021-09-22

A new species of Sparsorythus Sroka & Soldán, 2008 (Ephemeroptera: Tricorythidae) from Western Ghats, Southern India

Department of Zoology, Thiagarajar College, Madurai-625009, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Zoology, Thiagarajar College, Madurai-625009, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ephemeroptera mayfly Ephemerelloidea Pannota taxonomy morphology

Abstract

A little stout crawler mayfly Sparsorythus nanjangudensis sp. nov., is described based on nymphs and male adult from Western Ghats, southern India. The new species is differentiated from all known species on the basis of the extended anterolateral margin of pronotum, absence of subapical teeth on claws and wing pads reaching abdominal segment III. Distribution and ecological notes are provided for the new species.

 

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MUTHUKATTURAJA, M. ., & BALASUBRAMANIAN, C. . (2021). A new species of <em>Sparsorythus</em> Sroka &amp; Soldán, 2008 (Ephemeroptera: Tricorythidae) from Western Ghats, Southern India. Zootaxa, 5040(3), 437–447. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5040.3.8