Anastomoneura gen. nov. and A. guahybae sp. nov. are described and illustrated based on adult male and female specimens from the Mantiqueira mountain range, Minas Gerais State. This is the third genus recorded of the family Odontoceridae from South America. The new genus is characterized by the forewing anastomosis of veins R4 and R5 and male genitalia with a unique, tubular, projection dorsad to the plates of tergite X.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank Dr Gisele Luziane de Almeida (Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro) and Dr H. Malicky (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) for loan of important references for this study and M.Sc. Daniela Maeda Takiya (Illinois Natural History Survey) for improvement of the English text. Dr Alcimar do Lago Carvalho (Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro) provided helpful criticisms and suggestions. Ana Luisa S. Nessimian made the final edition of the drawings. The Brazilian Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) provided financial support.
- Anastomoneura guahybae
- New genus
- New species