Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 77(2): 339-349, doi: 10.26049/ASP77-2-2019-09
Phylogeny and new species of the genus Lipurometrio adcnemus Saether (Diptera: Chironomidae)
expand article infoMariano Donato, Augusto Siri
‡ Museo de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Lipurometriocnemus Saether (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) is composed of five species endemic to the American continent. Three new species from Argentina are described and illustrated as males and Austrocladius barilochensis (Edwards) is newly transferred to Lipurometriocnemus. A cladistic analysis of Orthocladiinae placed Lipurometriocnemus as sister group to Metriocnemus van der Wulp. A separate cladistic analysis of Lipurometriocnemus species was also conducted and the results are discussed. An identification key to the adult males of Lipurometriocnemus is provided.
Lipurometriocnemus, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae, systematics, phylogeny, taxonomy.