Australian Pentaneurini genus D manuscript name



Taxonomic Notes

This taxon, and others named in the same manner, derive from Australian larvae, some of which are reared, that do not correspond with northern hemisphere defined taxa. No formal diagnosis is provided here – eventually, and with rearings and especially some insights from molecular data, formal taxonomic treatment may be provided.

Ecological Notes

Pentaneurini genus D closely resembles Nilotanypus as a pupa, but differs in features of the pupal abdomen and in its ecology. The larva, reared by Hardwick, had been confused previously with Thienemannimyia. Seems to be restricted to low-order montane and submontane creeks of south-east Australia (whereas Nilotanypus is eurythermic).

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