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Published: 2022-11-17
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First report of Cheleocloeon Wuillot & Gillies 1993 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from the Oriental Region

PG & Research department of Zoology, The American College, Madurai-625002, India.
PG & Research department of Zoology, The American College, Madurai-625002, India.
Department of Zoology, Fatima College, Madurai-625018, India.
PG & Research department of Zoology, The American College, Madurai-625002, India.
Department of Entomology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7/9, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia.
Ephemeroptera mayflies systematics India


A new species, Cheleocloeon vaigaiensis sp. n., is described from Southern India based on larvae, imagines and subimagines of both sexes associated by rearing. This new Oriental species is most closely related to the Afrotropical species Cheleocloeon clavifolium Kluge 2016. Formerly, the genus Cheleocloeon Wuillot & Gillies 1993 was known only from Africa, Madagascar and Arabia; this is the first report of this genus from the Oriental Region.



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