A new species of Microtendipes (Diptera: Chironomidae) with a median volsella from Xishan Island, China

Xin Qi, Ying-Feng Li, Xin-Hua Wang, Qing-Jun Shao


Microtendipes globosus sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Xishan Island, China is described and illustrated from a male imago. The new species is characterized by a spherical median volsella with 9-10 long setae, the basal lobe of the superior volsella with 10-12 setae, tergite IX without median seta, and the absence of pigment marks on the wings. An identification key to the males belonging to the genus Microtendipes in China is provided.


Se describe e ilustra el imago macho de Microtendipes globosus sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae) de la isla de Xishan, China. La nueva especie se caracteriza por una mediana volsella esférica con 9-10 setas largas, el lóbulo basal de la volsella superior con 10-12 setas, tergito IX sin setas medianas y la ausencia de manchas pigmentadas en las alas. Se provee una clave de identificación de los machos del género Microtendipes en China.


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Microtendipes; key; taxonomy; Xishan Island; Zhejiang

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