Taxonomic study of the genus epiphragma of japan (Diptera: Limoniidae)

Daichi Kato, Takeyuki Nakamura, Takuji Tachi

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Japanese species of the genus Epiphragma Osten Sacken, 1860 are revised. Epi-phragma amamiense sp. nov. is described, and E. gracilistylus Alexander, 1933 and E. kempi Brunetti, 1913 are recorded from Japan for the first time. It is revealed that records of E. evanescens Alexander, 1940 from Japan were based on misidentifications of E. gracilistylus and E. trichomerum Alexander, 1955. Therefore, a total of six species are recognized from Japan, and the previous records which based on misidentifications are corrected. Male and female terminalia of these six species are illustrated and a key to these species is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-461
Number of pages13
JournalActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science


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