Review of East Palaearctic Elliptera (Diptera, Limoniidae) immatures with description of a new species

  • The genus Elliptera Schiner, 1863 is represented by ten species worldwide, but immatures of only the European species E. omissa Schiner has been described so far. Molecular methods were used to associate larvae and adults for two East Asian species from South Korea. Elliptera jacoti Alexander and E. zipanguensis zipanguensis Alexander are common species in aquatic, hygropetric habitats in mountainous parts of the Korean peninsula. Elliptera mongolica Podeniene, Podenas & Gelhaus sp. nov. from Mongolia and China (Inner Mongolia) is described based on mitochondrial DNA COI gene barcode sequences and morphological characters of larvae. Larvae of all three species and pupae of E. jacoti are described and illustrated. Morphological characters of the larvae useful for discrimination of species are given. An identification key for East Asian larvae of the genus Elliptera is compiled.

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Author:Virginija Podeniene, Sigitas Podenas, Sun-Jae Park, A-Young Kim, Jung A. Kim, Jon K. Gelhaus
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (735:110–132)
Publisher:Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/02/22
Date of first Publication:2021/02/22
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/02/22
Tag:crane fly; integrative taxonomy; larva; mt COI; pupa
Page Number:23
First Page:110
Last Page:132
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0