Associations and a new species of the genus Apatidelia (Trichoptera, Apataniidae) from China

Jihua XU, Yue XIE, Beixin WANG & Chang-hai SUN

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2017 (333) - Pages 1-20 (EJT-333)

Published on 30 June 2017

Nine individuals of Apatidelia from Zhejiang Province, China were examined and their barcode sequences were generated and analyzed. A new species, A. morsei Xu & Sun sp. nov., is described and illustrated. The larva, male and female of A. acuminata Leng & Yang, 1998 and the male and female of A. morsei Xu & Sun sp. nov. are associated by mtCOI gene sequences. The male of A. acuminata Leng & Yang, 1998 is re-described and re-illustrated, and the female and the larva of the same species are also described and illustrated. Females and larvae of the genus are here reported for the first time.


Taxonomy, caddisflies, larval-adult association, DNA barcoding, China.

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