A review of the moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of northern Thailand, with a revision of the world species of the genus Neotelmatoscopus Tonnoir (Psychodinae: Telmatoscopini)

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2005-01-01
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Curler, Gregory
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Several thousand specimens of Psychodidae were recently collected during a survey of the lotic aquatic insects of Thailand. Fifteen genera are reported from Thailand, including fourteen new country records. A key to adult males of known Thai Psychodidae is provided. The genera Neoarisemus Botosaneanu & Vaillant and Panimerus Eaton are reported in the Oriental region for the first time. Also included is a revision of the genus Neotelmatoscopus Tonnoir. Three new species are described: N. aurulentus, n. sp. from northern Thailand, and N. acutus, n. sp. and N. rotundus, n. sp. from Sri Lanka. Previously unknown life stages of N. horai Tonnoir and N. inachus Quate are described, and redescriptions of larvae, pupae and adults of N. horai, N. indicus (Feuerborn), N. bifidens Quate and N. inachus are given. Five described species are transferred from Telmatoscopus Eaton to Neotelmatoscopus: N. longiceps Quate, N. digitoides Quate, N. sagittalis Quate, N. parsilobus Quate and N. canlaonis Quate. Keys to instar IV larvae, pupae and adults of all known species of Neotelmatoscopus and a preliminary phylogenetic analysis of Neotelmatoscopus are provided.

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