Brian J. Armitage

Brian J. Armitage
The Autonomous University of Chiriqui | UNACHI · Museo de Peces de Agua Dulce e Invertebrados

Ph.D.

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Introduction
We arrived in Panama at the end of 2012. Beginning in 2014, we began working to increase our knowledge of the Trichoptera and Plecoptera in this amazingly biodiverse country. To date 23 papers (Trichoptera--19, Plecoptera--3, and Diptera--1) have been published about aquatic taxa in Panama. We are currently training two Panamanians with M.Sc. degrees in the Trichoptera systematics.
Additional affiliations
May 2016 - present
The Autonomous University of Chiriqui
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Principal investigator or team member for registered research projects associated with MUPADI. Training of students in systematics and biogeography of aquatic insects.
January 2015 - January 2016
The Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (GMI)
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 1988 - May 1990
Athens State University
Field of study
  • Mathematics
September 1971 - June 1974
September 1968 - November 1969
Miami University
Field of study
  • Botany

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Publications (100)
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Herein we add twelve first country records to Panama’s macrocaddisfly fauna (Insecta: Trichoptera): Calamoceratidae— Banyallarga acutiterga (Denning & Hogue 1983); Glossosomatidae—Protoptila bicornuta Flint 1963 and Protoptila jolandae Holzenthal & Blahnik 2006; Helicopsychidae—Helicopsyche rentzi Denning & Blickle 1979; Hydropsychidae— Calosopsych...
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Prior to 2016, three species of caddisflies in the genus Leucotrichia (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) were known from Panama. Subsequently, one new species and four new country records were added to Panama’s fauna. Herein, four new species are described ( Leucotrichia cortadera sp. nov. , L. holzenthali sp. nov. , L. luma sp. nov. , L. ruiteri sp. nov...
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Herein we add first country records to Panama’s microcaddisfly fauna (Trichoptera, Hydroptilidae), one genus—Orthotrichia Eaton, 1873—and 12 species—Alisotrichia latipalpis Flint, 1991; Hydroptila constricta Bueno-Soria, 1984; Metrichia decora Bueno-Soria & Holzenthal, 2003; Metrichia malada (Flint, 1991); Neotrichia amplector Keth, 2004; Neotrichi...
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The objective of this study was a preliminary evaluation of the adult Trichoptera (Insecta) fauna of Omar Torrijos Herrera General Division National Park, comparing collection methods and local/regional species affinities. Employing both Malaise traps and UV light traps, adult caddisflies were collected in four streams (two each in the Caribbean an...
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There have been 179 species of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) recorded from the Republic of Panama. Herein we describe 6 new species from Mount Totumas Cloud Forest and Biological Reserve, in the Río Colorado watershed (Leucotrichia cultrata, Metrichia akidion, M. plax, Ochrotrichia alma, O. paxilla, and O. petersoni). In addition, w...
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Ohio’s resident reptiles currently include 11 species of turtles, 5 species of lizards, and 25 species and subspecies of snakes. Existing, comprehensive works on reptiles for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research needs, the decision to produce a comprehens...
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This is the Introduction (Section I) to the book Reptiles of Ohio published by the Ohio Biological Survey, Inc. (ohiobiologicalsurvey.org). From this book, a full text is provided for this section only.
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Kirtland’s Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) is a monotypic species with relationships that are not well-defined. Midwestern in distribution, Kirtland’s snakes are primarily found in the glaciated portions of Ohio. In this chapter we discuss or provide the taxonomic status, description, distribution, natural history, and conservation status or needs of...
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Two subspecies of the Common Wormsnake, generally found east of the Mississippi River, are recognized: the Eastern Wormsnake (Carphophis a. amoenus) and the Midwestern Wormsnake (Carphophis a. helenae). There is a broad range of intergradation in Ohio for these two subspecies. In Ohio, wormsnakes are found in a variety of habitats, however, they ar...
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Northern Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii) is a small species found in northeastern and mideastern portions of the U.S. and in southeastern Canada. In Ohio, we have voucher specimens and records primarily from the unglaciated part of Ohio and from the southwestern corner of the State. Ohio populations are part of the northeastern li...
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This atlas reflects, in part, the late Dr. Benjamin A. Foote’s lifetime dedication to cranefly systematics in Ohio. It also includes the crane fly data generated during a major, 8-year (1993-2000) field survey of aquatic insects by the Ohio Biological Survey under the direction of the second author. A total of 244 species of crane flies are now kno...
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Cypherotylus dromedarius (Lacordaire, 1842) (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) was described from French Guiana. Information about its current distribution is scattered throughout the literature and the internet. Specimens of this species were recently observed and photographed in the Boquete area, Chiriqui Province, Panama, and constitute a new record for t...
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In 2017, a new project was begun to assess the biodiversity of national parks and forest reserves in the Republic of Panama. Designated “Proyecto Sistema de Producción Sostenible Conservación de la Biodiversidad (PSPSCB)”, this project is managed by Panama’s Ministerio de Ambiente. The first park sampled in 2017 was Omar Torrijos Herrera National P...
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The Republic of Panama currently includes 414 recorded species of Trichoptera. Herein we add two new genera (Hydroptilidae: Angrisanoia Ozdikmen, 2008 and Mayatrichia Mosely, 1937) and 17 new country records (Philopotamidae: Chimarra (C.) tapanti Blahnik, Wormaldia bolivari Muñoz-Quesada and Holzenthal, and Wormaldia zunigae Muñoz-Quesada and Holze...
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Herein we describe five new species in the trichopteran family Glossosomatidae Wallengren (Insecta: Trichoptera) from Panama: Mortoniella calovebora Blahnik and Armitage, n. sp., M. yayas Blahnik and Armitage, n. sp., Protoptila inflata Blahnik and Armitage, n. sp., P. totumas Blahnik and Armitage, n. sp., and P. rambala Blahnik and Armitage, n. sp...
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Herein we describe three new species of Smicridea McLachlan (S. (S.) lata, S. (S.) spatulata, and S. (S.) dividua) from Panama in the nigripennis species group (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae). The nigripennis species group is characterized by having a rather complex phallic apparatus, open anteroventrally and posterodorsally, with ventral and lateral...
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There are 214 species of the suborder Tipulomorpha (Diptera) known from Panama. Of these, 162 species were described by the noted American entomologist, Charles Paul Alexander, from Panama during the period from 1912 through 1979. Panama hosts two of the four families found within the Tipulomorpha: Limoniidae (197 species) and Tipulidae (17 species...
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The Quebrada Rambala drainage is found immediately south and south-southeast of the town of Chiriqui Grande and east of Rambala on the Caribbean coast. It is one of two tributaries of the Rio Margarita watershed, a small, lowland drainage with elevations up to 180 m. During the 2014-2017 period, collections of caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera), em...
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Two new species of Anacroneuria are described. Anacroneuria bandido sp. n. is described from Coclé and Veraguas provinces of central Panama, and A. tuberculata sp. n. is proposed to provide a new name for a species previously identified from Costa Rica as A. magnirufa Jewett, 1958. New locality records are presented for eight species previously rep...
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The Río Caldera occupies the northernmost subbasin of the Río Chiriqui watershed area. Two of its tributaries, Quebrada Grande and Quebrada Jaramillo, occur in close proximity and on opposite sides, and have different recent geologic histories and current land use patterns. The species richness of adult caddisflies in these drainages is very simila...
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Two new species of Anacroneuria (A. chiriqui sp. n. and A. ngabe sp. n.) are described from Chiriqui Province, Panama, and compared with related species. One new country record, A. divisa (Navás), is herein recorded and new locality records are presented for several species previously reported from Panama. Three unassociated females, including one...
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Through 2014, 73 species of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) were recorded from Panama. From 2015 to the present, an additional 91 species have been discovered. The reasons for this increase include more intensive collecting, repeated sampling over time at the same locations, and use of multiple collecting techniques. For the countries...
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The Republic of Panama currently has 358 recorded species of Trichoptera. Herein we add 25 new country records for Panama. The newly recorded taxa increase Panama’s total known caddisflyfauna to 383 species, distributed among 15 families and 52 genera. These results are part of an ongoing effort to characterize the caddisfly fauna of Panama, and to...
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There have been 136 species of microcaddisflies(Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) recorded from the Re-public of Panama. Herein we describe seven new species from the Mount Totumas Cloud Forest and Biological Reserve, in the upper reaches of the Río Chiriquí Viejo watershed (Costatrichia devestiva, C. dietrichi, Metrichia brocha, M. calla, Neotrichia ato...
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The Río Chiriqui basin is one of 52 major watershed areas, or cuencas, in the Republic of Panama. It occurs in western Panama, discharges into the PacificOcean, and includes portions of Volcán Barú on its northern extent. The Río Caldera occupies the northernmost subbasin of this basin. Two of its tributaries, Que-brada Grande and Quebrada Jaramill...
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Based on examination of ~180,000 specimens from 695 collections of 443 localities collected from the 1930s to 2015 we report 295 species of caddisflies from Michigan. Of these, 41 are reported from the state for the first time. Another 18 species previously reported from Michigan are listed as doubtful. The 11 most abundant species collectively rep...
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The Republic of Panama currently has 21 recorded species of stoneflies, all in the genus Anacroneuria (Plecoptera: Perlidae). Herein, we record five species of this genus from the Mount Totumas Cloud Forest and Biological Reserve, in the upper reaches of the Río Chiriquí Viejo watershed. One of these species, A. plutonis (Banks), represents a new c...
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The Republic of Panama currently has 300 recorded species of Trichoptera distributed among 14 families. Herein we add 42 new country records for Panama, including one new family (Anomalopsychidae) and three new genera (Anomalopsychidae: Contulma; Hydroptilidae: Byrsopteryx and Cerasmatrichia). The newly recorded caddisfly taxa increase Panama’s tot...
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Background We provide volume II of a distributional atlas of aquatic insects for the eastern USA state of Ohio. This treatment of stoneflies (Plecoptera) is companion to Armitage et al. (2011) on caddisflies (Trichoptera). We build on a recent analysis of Ohio stonefly diversity patterns based on large drainages (DeWalt et al. 2012), but add 3717 n...
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Current Ohio stoneflies, microcitations of known works with names used and count of species. Names reconciled in text.
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In order to ascertain the distribution of the insect order Trichoptera (caddisflies) in Panama, we reviewed the taxonomic literature for the adult stage. This was necessary because almost none of the immature stages in this order have been associated. Aguila (1992) generated the first summary of information about the adult Trichopteran species and...
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In order to ascertain the distribution of the insect order Trichoptera (caddisflies) in Panama, we reviewed the taxonomic literature for the adult stage. This was necessary because almost none of the immature stages in this order have been associated. Aguila (1992) generated the first summary of information about the adult Trichopteran species and...
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The North American, Mexican, and Caribbean Island species of the hydroptilid caddisfly genus Neotrichia Morton (Hydroptilidae) is revised. There are now 70 known species, of which 16 are new to science and described herein. All but two of the species are placed in one of six species groups. New species comprise N. alyshae Keth, N. cliffordi Keth, N...
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The fauna of Panama is species-rich due to its location and topography, and the resulting diversity of microclimates and habitats. The last summary of information about the caddisfly fauna (Insecta: Trichoptera) of Panama in 1992 noted 168 taxa in 13 families and 39 genera. Since then, and through 2014, a large number of publications, based on work...
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The Republic of Panama currently has 245 recorded species of Trichoptera distributed among 13 families. Herein we add 32 new country records for Panama, including one new family (Limnephilidae) and one new genus (Limnephilus). We also provide the first collection information for Oxyethira maya Denning for Panama. These results are part of an ongoin...
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In the Republic of Panama, the family Hydroptilidae (Insecta: Trichoptera) is currently represented by 82 species distributed among 14 genera. In this publication we provide descriptions and illustrations for 10 new species of hydroptilids in the subfamily Hydroptilinae: Tribe Leucotrichiini—Zumatrichia teribe and Z. zegla; Tribe Neotrichiini—Neotr...
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Identification of caddisfly specimens (Insecta: Trichoptera) from Vietnam collected by or for the Royal Ontario Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin revealed nine new species in a variety of families and genera. New species include: Philopotamidae—Dolophilodes carpenteri a...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Three new species of the genus Helicopsyche von Siebold (Trichoptera: Helicopsychidae), H. botosaneanui, H. verrucaspinosa, and H. inusitata, from Vietnam are described, and 1 new country record, H. pathoumthongi Johanson and Malm, is reported. The male of H. boniata Malicky and Chantaramongkol is redescribed to facilitate comparisons with two of t...
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Ohio’s resident amphibians currently include 25 species and subspecies of salamanders, a complex of unisexual ambystomatid salamanders, and 14 species of frogs and toads. Existing, comprehensive works on amphibians for Ohio are dated and out-of-print. Given this deficiency, and pressured by recent survey and monitoring activity and current research...
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Two new species of Goera, G. zwicki and G. nozakii (Trichoptera, Goeridae), from the Philippines and one new species, G. meyi, from Vietnam are described and illustrated herein. In addition, type specimens of G. disparilis Banks, G. octospina Banks, G. tagalica Banks, and G. uniformis Banks are illustrated. All species of Goera known from both the...
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Currently, the genus Chimarra Stephens (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) is represented in the Oriental Region by 259 species. Of these, 61 species have been described or recorded from Vietnam. In this paper, 9 new species from Vietnam are described and illustrated (Chimarra aculeata, C. carinata, C. corneola, C. insolita, C. mina, C. prominens, C. ros...
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Two new species of the genus Pahamunaya Schmid (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae), P. talon sp. n. and P. spinifera sp. n., from Vietnam are described and illustrated. Examination of the holotype male of P. khoii Oláh and Johanson, in combination with an additional specimen of the same species, revealed new characters. New illustrations for this spec...
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Of the 9 known species of Phylocentropus Banks (Trichoptera: Dipseudopsidae), 5 are found in eastern North America, 1 in Japan, and 3 in Southeast Asia. Three new species of this genus: Ph. tohoku, Ph. ngoclinh, and Ph. anas from Vietnam are described and illustrated herein. Previously, only 1 species, Ph. vietnamellus Mey 1995, was known from this...
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Three new species of the caddisfly genus Goera Stephens (Trichoptera: Goeridae) are described from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Goera neboissi sp. n., G. jolanda sp. n., and G. higleri sp. n. were found to be related to G. skiasma Neboiss, which is the only previously recorded species from Sulawesi. These species share the following combinati...
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Although the caddisfly genus Rhyacophila (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae) is exceptionally species-rich in southern and southeastern Asia, only 3 species were previously recorded from Borneo, 2 from Sabah and 1 from Sarawak. Examination of caddisfly specimens collected by the 1st author in 1986 through 1989 for the Leiden Museun (The Netherlands) has...
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Eight species of the genus Psilotreta Banks (Trichoptera: Odontoceridae) are currently known from Vietnam: P. albogera Mey 1997, P. androconiata Mey 1997, P. bidens Mey 1995, P. enikoae Oláh and Johanson 2010, P. frigidaria Mey 1996, P. jaroschi Malicky 1995, P. papaceki Malicky 1995, P. spitzeri Malicky 1995. A new species, Psilotreta kurenschikov...
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As the result of an 8-year (1993-2000) field survey of aquatic insects by the Ohio Biological Survey, 36 new state records of caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) have been determined. Two species of caddisflies are described for the first time from the family Hydroptilidae: Hydroptila danieli Harris and Armitage, new species and Hydroptila paraxella...
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Cephalopsyche, a new genus of caddisfly (Trichoptera, Odontoceridae), is described from Vietnam. Two new species are placed in the genus: Cephalopsyche gorgonasp. n. and Cephalopsyche neboissisp. n. The adult male and female of each species exhibit distinct sexual dimorphism, especially in head morphology. In males, there are hinged, chamber-like s...
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The Vietnamese Lepidostomatidae (Trichoptera) includes three genera (Zephyropsyche, Paraphlegopteryx, and Lepidostoma) and 28 species. Of the 24 species of Lepidostoma, 12 of which are first described in this paper, 17 belong to the Lepidostoma ferox branch and seven belong to the Lepidostoma hirtum branch. New species described herein include Lepi...
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Identification of caddisfly specimens from Vietnam collected by scientific field staff of the Royal Ontario Museum and the American Museum of Natural History revealed 19 new country records. All but one species were reported from other Oriental region countries, particularly Thailand and Indonesia. However, Goera kawamotonis Kobayashi 1987 was only...
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Phryganopsychidae (Trichoptera) is a monotypic family found exclusively in Asia. Phryganopsyche wìgginsi, new species is described from Vietnam. This is the fourth species recorded for the genus and the second species reported for Vietnam.
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Members of the Rhyacophila lieftincki Group (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae) share distinctive characters in both the adult (Schmid 1970) and larval forms (Smith 1984). In males, segment IX is short ventrally, with the apico-dorsal portion forming a large, usually triangular lobe over segment X. Segment X is somewhat reduced in height, slightly obliqu...
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Type specimens were examined to determine the status of four species of the genus Goera andone species of the genus Lithax from the eastern Palaearctic Region. The validity of three species, Goerajaponica Banks 1906, G. squamifera Martynov 1909, and G. interrogationis Botosãneanu 1970, had beenvariously treated in the literature since 1955. Based o...
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Current records from Vietnam show a total of 334 caddisfly taxa. Additional unpublishedidentifications and new species in-hand could easily increase this total to over 400 species. Given the loca-tion, species diversity for other countries in the Oriental Region, and the lack of systematic collectingthroughout Vietnam, this latter number should rep...
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Currently, 119 taxa of caddisflies are recorded from Sakhalin Island. A recently submittedmanuscript (Arefina and Armitage in press) reports two new species and four new records from the familyHydroptilidae for this Far Eastern District. Examination of material collected during expeditions to the Islandin 2001 and 2002 has revealed one new species,...
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An up-to-date systematic treatment is presented in this second of three volumes on the stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera) of Eastern North America. Generic and specific level systematic treaments are provided for the families Chloroperlidae, Perlidae, and Perlodidae (Perlodinae). The number of Eastern North American genera (species) for each family i...
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Currently, three species of the genus Goera are known from Taiwan: G. minuta Ulmer 1927, G. prominens Ulmer 1911, and G. tenuis Ulmer 1927. Examination of recently acquired material has revealed a new species of Goera from Taiwan. This newly described species, Goera taiwanensis, is placed in the Goera fissa Group (Yang & Armitage 1996).
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Currently, 20 species of the genus Rhyacophila are known from Vietnam. Of these, 17 species are distributed among eight species groups, with three species unassigned. Examination of material collected by personnel of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada has revealed six new species and five new records of Rhyacophila from Vietnam, distribute...
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Currently, three species of the genus Goera are known from Vietnam, G. fimbriata Navás, G. monticolaria Mey, and G. tricaisema Malicky. Examination of material from or information provided by three different sources has revealed three new species and four new records of Goera from Vietnam. Newly described species include: Goera galli, G. hubleyi, a...
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To date, only 24 species in nine genera of micro-caddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) have been recorded from the Russian Far East,with only three species known from SakhalinIsland. Specimens collected during expeditions to the continental Khabarovsk Territory in 1996 and2000 and on Sakhalin Island in 2000 and 2001 have increased this total. Tw...
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Interest by land-management and regulatory agencies in using biological indicators to detect wetland degradation, coupled with ongoing use of this approach to assess water quality in streams, led to the desire to develop and evaluate an Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for wetlands that could be used to categorize the level of degradation. We undert...
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Fringing wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes are subject to natural processes, such as water-level fluctuation and wave-induced erosion, and to human alterations. In order to evaluate the quality of these wetlands over space and time, biological communities are often examined. Ideally, the groups of organisms selected for these evaluations shoul...
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This volume represents the marriage of two separate symposia and one workshop paper, all involving freshwater mollusks. The first part of this book represents the proceedings of the Conservation, Captive Care, and Propagation of Freshwater Mussels Symposium held in Columbus, Ohio in March, 1998. The second part of the book represents the proceeding...
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An up-to-date systematic treatment is presented in this first of several volumes on the stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera) of Eastern North America. In addition to extensive introduction and family-level morphology and systematics sections, generic and specific level systematic treaments are provided for the families Peltoperlidae, Pteronarcyidae, an...
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A qualitative study of the algal flora, macroinvertebrate fauna, and water quality of ten Ohio springs was conducted during July-September 1996. The springs were primarily in central and northern Ohio on a variety of surficial geology settings including karst, till, and exposed bedrock. Water quality varied with the ground-water source and local en...
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Wetland invertebrate communities have been studied in only a few Great Lakes coastal regions: Lake St. Clair; the St. Mary's River; Green Bay, and, more recently, Saginaw Bay and the Les Cheneaux Islands regíon of northern Lake Huron. These communities are diverse compared to the non-wetland benthos and are characterized by certain abundant and div...
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One new genus and five new species of corixids have recently been recorded from Ohio as part of a comprehensive survey of adult aquatic insects. The total number of corixid taxa now known from Ohio is 25. All five taxa were collected using black light traps. The newly reported genus, Corisella, is known mainly from western North America. Corisella...
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The genus Nothotrichia Flint was only known from Chile, where the two species com-prising the genus have been recorded, N. illiesi Flint and N. cawinensis Flint. To this genus is added a third species from North America, N. shasta, n.sp. from California. With the addition of the new species, the genus is reassessed with redescriptions and illustrat...
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Seven new species of the genus Goera Stephens from China are described: Goera arcuata, G. bicuspidata, G. morsei, G. ramosa, G. redacta, G. spinosa, and G. spiralis. Some of these species and some of the eleven species already described from China are placed in two previously defined and one newly defined species group. Possible relationships of th...
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Abundance and distribution patterns of the caddisflies of the St. Clair-Detroit River system were investigated in 1983–84. Collections of both adults and larvae yielded 70 species representing 34 genera and 12 families. Leptoceridae and Hydroptilidae were the most common families and Ceraclea the most common genus in number of species. This study a...