Rodolfo Novelo-Gutiérrez

Rodolfo Novelo-Gutiérrez
Institute of Ecology INECOL | INECOL · Biodiversidad y Sistemática

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The larva of Miocora aurea (Ris, 1918) was found in first and second order forested streams at the Tatamá National Park in the Colombian Western Andes. Here it is described and figured the final larval stadium. It differs from the larva of M. chirripa (Calvert, 1917) by a combination of features such as antennal pedicel (0.25x longer than 3rd anten...
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Rarely have studies assessed Odonata diversity for the entire Nearctic realm by including Canada, the United States, and Mexico. For the first time, we explored Odonata diversity in this region according to a definition of natural community assemblages and generated species distribution models (SDMs). Species occurrence data were assembled by revie...
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Tropical mountains display limited variation in monthly temperatures, but high spatial climatic variability. It is assumed this stability promotes ecological and physiological adaptations to local temperatures, which may preclude dispersal up or downslope. Determining how environmental, taxonomic, and morphological factors affect thermal limits is...
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Estudio faunístico sobre la comunidad de coleópteros acuáticos del suborden Adephaga en PH. Zimapán, Hgo. México.
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The species of Dytiscidae from the Miradores Lagoon in central Veracruz (Mexico) are identified and reported. The fauna in this artificial waterbody consists of 30 species from 17 genera and six subfamilies. This represents 15% and 42% of the previously reported species from Mexico and the state of Veracruz, respectively. The most species-rich subf...
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Atopsyche (Atopsyche) jujmi sp. nov. and Atopsyche (Atopsyche) bifurcata sp. nov. (Trichoptera: Hydrobiosidae) are described and illustrated, rising to 20 the known species from Mexico in this genus. A second record of A. (Atopsyche) pilcomayo Schmid is reported, which up to date was known only from the type locality in Oaxaca State, a redescriptio...
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Forests have been widely recognized as key habitats for odonate (dragonflies and damselflies) biodiversity, but the importance of forests for holding odonate biodiversity remains understudied in tropical mountains, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Here we describe the odonate assemblage composition along the elevation gradient in t...
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Cybister (s. str.) poblanus sp. n. is described from the Puebla state in Mexico. The species belongs to a group of members of the genus Cybister Curtis, 1827, which occur only in North America (including the Caribbean Islands) and are characterised by having several distinct ridges on the metacoxae (stridulatory organ) in males. The new species is...
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The larva of Argia cuprea (Hagen, 1861) is described and figured. It falls into the group of Argia larvae with prominent ligula and one palpal seta, but it differs from its closest relatives by a combination of features such as male gonapophyses reaching posterior ventral margin of S10; dorsal and ventral margin of paraproct with long, abundant, wh...
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The distributional patterns of 120 species of caddisflies recorded in the Sierra de Juarez, Oaxaca, were analyzed by means of Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity with Progressive Character Elimination and the search for generalized tracks to discern the biogeographic complexity and better understand why it is a highly biodiverse area. Analysis was bas...
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The Hydrophilus (Dibolocelus) Bedel species from Mexico and adjacent areas are treated on the basis of the study of 142 adult specimens and published data. Two new species are herein recognized and described: H. (D.) nucleoensis Arce-Pérez & Arriaga-Varela sp. nov. from Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua, H. (D.) pseudovatus Arce-Pérez & Ar-riaga-Vare...
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The last instar larva of Micrathyria paulsoni González-Soriano, 2020 is described and illustrated in detail based on specimens collected in Veracruz State, Mexico. It is compared with the larvae of M. didyma (Selys in Sagra, 1857) and M. hypodidyma Calvert, 1906, all of them belonging into the “Micrathyria didyma” group. The main structural feature...
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Two new species of the damselfly genus Archaeopodagrion, A. recurvatum sp. nov. and A. mayi sp. nov., are described from the confluence of the Tropical Andes and the Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena biodiversity hot-spots. Adults differ from the other known species in the shape of female posterior lobe of pronotum and male structures of cerci and paraprocts;...
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Se describe nuevo género y especies de Psepheninae para Veracruz, México
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The dragonfly Brechmorhoga praedatrix is recorded for the first time for Colombia, it was collected in two different localities at the Antioquia department as a naiad.
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The complete life cycle of O. ferruginea is described for the first time, represent the first complete life cycle described for an odonate in Mexico. The 17 larval instars obtained are described and illustrated in detail, from prolarva through F-0. Two egg batches of different females were obtained in the field and were subsequently reared in the l...
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The Neotropical genus Epigomphus Hagen in Selys, 1854 groups 31 species distributed from Mexico to northern Argentina. Only two species have been recorded so far from Colombia. Here we present two new species found in the north of the Andean Colombian Cordillera Central, Epigomphus rufus sp. nov. and Epigomphus brillantina sp. nov. Full description...
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This study examined the flight activity of adult caddisflies (order Trichoptera) in a pine-oak forest in México. Specimens were collected near the locality of Puente de los Trabajos, Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca State using blacklight traps during four nights between 28 October and 13 November 2015. A total of 1117 specimens were collected, belonging t...
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The final instar of Neoerythromma cultellatum (Hagen in Selys, 1876) is redescribed and illustrated based upon reared specimens from Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica. This is a detailed complement of the original description provided by García-Díaz (1938) and illustrated with high quality photos of the larval morphology. The larva of N. cultellatum i...
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The larva of Archaeopodagrion fernandoi Bota-Sierra, 2017, is described and illustrated in detail, being the first larva described for the genus Archaeopodagrion. The description is based on F-0 larvae collected from the type locality. The larva of A. fernandoi shows great resemblance to larvae of Philogenia spp., which adds support to the hypothes...
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The larva of Psaironeura is formally described for the first time, based upon reared specimens of Psaironeura angeloi from the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica. Detailed illustrations are also provided. The larva is characterized by a slender dark brown body, premental setae 2+1, six palpal setae, male cerci glo...
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The larva of Phaenandrogomphus tonkinicus (Fraser, 1926) is described for the first time based on several F-0 larvae collected in Chiang Mai and Nan provinces of Thailand. The larva of P. tonkinicus differs from that of P. asthenes Lieftinck, 1964 by having the 3rd antennomere mesal margin strongly convex, 4th antennomere vestigial and dome-like, p...
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The larva of Phyllogomphoides pugnifer Donnelly, 1979 is described for the first time based on reared specimens to emergence, and several F-0 larvae collected in Chiapas and Veracruz states, Mexico. The larva of P. pugnifer can be separated from other larvae of the genus by the length/width proportion of structures such as prementum, ligula, and ab...
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The final stadium larva of Anisagrion allopterum is described for the first time for Middle America, based upon specimens reared and emerging in the field, from Cartago, Province, Costa Rica. Detailed illustrations are also provided. The larva of this species is characterized by a slender yellow body, premental setae 4+1, five palpal setae, male ce...
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This is the first guide of dragonflies for the region and one of the first for Colombia. It includes descriptions, natural history data, distribution maps, and 164 photographs of 104 species. Also, it provides a brief introduction to the Tatamá NP and sections on general biology and morphology of dragonflies. All this is complemented by the first d...
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The probable larva of Anotogaster gregoryi Fraser, 1923 is described for the first time by supposition based upon four F-0 larvae collected in the provinces of Loei and Phitsanulok, which are new province records for Anotogaster in Thailand.
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The larva of Amphigomphus somnuki Hämäläinen, 1996 is described for the first time based on an emerged male specimen from Chiang Mai Province, and several F-0 larvae collected in other provinces of Thailand. The larva of A. somnuki is the smallest and differs from A. nakamurai Karube, 2001 by the caudal appendages densely covered with minute spinif...
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The last larval stadium of Orthemis ferruginea (Fabricius, 1775) is described and illustrated in detail based on reared material collected in the municipality of Paso de Ovejas, Veracruz, Mexico. It is compared with larvae of other species of the genus previously described. The main structural features are the number of setae on palp, prementum and...
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Megaloprepus caerulatus (Drury, 1782) is one of the largest damselfl ies in the world and it is recorded here for the fi rst time in Acomul, state of Hidalgo, Mexico, being this the northernmost record known in the American Continent, which allows us to discuss its current geographic distribution and its taxonomic status.
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Megaloprepus caerulatus (Drury, 1782) es una de las libélulas más grandes en el mundo y se registra aquí por primeravez en Acomul, Hidalgo, México, siendo éste el registro más septentrional conocido en el Continente Americano, lo que permite discutir su distribución geográfica actual y su estatus taxonómico.
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Psephenops bifidus sp. nov. and Psephenops triangularis sp. nov. are described, based on specimens collected from Altos del María, Chame District, Panama, rising the total number of species assigned to this genus in the Mesoamerican region to twelve. Both species can be separated easily from other known Psephenops species by a combination of severa...
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Se compararon, en términos de calidad del agua, la estructura del ensamblaje de larvas de odonatos y el grado de modificación de la vegetación ribereña, en 2 sitios contrastantes del río Huehueyapan (Veracruz, México), uno poco perturbado y otro impactado por descargas domésticas y de un beneficio de café. Se midieron diferentes parámetros físicos...
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This study analyzes the effect of stream water quality and its relationship with habitat characteristics on larval Odonata assemblages in streams found in tropical montane cloud forests, pastures, and coffee plantations in the upper La Antigua River watershed. The main factors that influenced larval Odonata assemblages in forest streams were low te...
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Background. Recent tropical studies question the assumption that forested headwater streams rely on allochthonous resources as their main energy source, suggesting that autochthonous resources are more important. Goals. Here, we characterized the energy base, as gut contents, of cloud forest streams with contrasting riparian vegetation cover in Ve...
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The taxonomic knowledge about immature stages of the insect order Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) is rather limited in tropical America. Here, the larvae of Epigomphus jannyae Belle, 1993 and E. tumefactus Calvert, 1903 are described, figured, and compared with other described congeners. E. jannyae larva is characterized by 3rd antennomere 1....
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Cloud forest streams are diverse ecosystems that provide valuable services (i.e., drinking water), but are threatened by anthropogenic activities on the watershed. We assessed the relationships between forest cover in the catchment, riparian vegetation, water chemistry, channel geomorphology, and the diversity of aquatic insects (taxonomic and func...
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To date, the genus Psephenops Grouvelle (= Xexanchorinus) is comprised of ten described species with an apparent fragmentary distribution: P. smithi Grouvelle (Antillean, with two subspecies (Bameul 2001)); P. grouvellei Champion (Guatemala); P. haitianus Darlington (Haiti); P. maculicollis Darlington (Costa Rica and Colombia); P. argentinensis Del...
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Wetlands are important wildlife habitats that also provide vital services for human societies. Unfortunately, they have been disappearing due to human activities such as conversion to farmland, pollution, habitat fragmentation, invasion of alien species, and inappropriate management, resulting in declines in species diversity, wildlife habitat qual...
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A case of successful restoration of a tropical wetland evaluated through its Odonata (Insecta) larval assemblage. This article provides numerical study of the Odonata larvae from a tropical recovered wetland located in La Mancha (LM, Ramsar site 1336), Veracruz, Mexico. Larval surveys were performed during the dry and rainy seasons of 2010 and 2011...
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The larva of Epigomphus crepidus Kennedy is described and figured and compared with other described congeners. It is characterized by 3rd antennomere spindle-shaped, flattened dorso-ventrally, twice longer than its widest part; ventral pad of hypopharynx pentagonal; prementum subrectangular, with lateral margins slightly convex on apical 0.60; ligu...
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Neoclypeodytes moroni Arce-Pérez and Novelo-Gutiérrez, new species, is described and illustrated. Neoclypeodytes moroni is characterized by a total body length of 2.5 mm; frontal region of the head with two rows of fine punctures; clypeus elongate, trapezoidal, and fissured, its margins raised and apex slightly rounded and smooth; metacoxal length/...
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During June, July, and August 2013 a total of 29 species belonging to 16 genera and six families were collected in the hitherto unexplored state of Zacatecas, Mexico. Lestidae, Calopterygidae, Coenagrionidae, Gomphidae, and Libellulidae as well as 28 species and 15 genera are reported for the first time for Zacatecas State.
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An historical analysis on the number of odonate species recorded for Hidalgo State is made. Moreover, collections were made in 2011 year, in 8 localities with cloud forest, during the dry and rainy seasons, twice each, complemented with occasional collections in other 8 localities with other type of forests along 2012–2013 years. Twenty-two new rec...
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The larva of Aphylla protracta is described and figured. It is characterized by 3<sup>rd</sup> antennomere subcylindrical, flattened on ventral surface, 4.2 times longer than its widest part. Abdomen with dorsal protuberances well developed on S2-4, reduced on S5, vestigial or absent on S6-9; lateral spines lacking entirely, tergites 5-8 with minut...
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The Oriental damselfly genus Rhinagrion includes 10 known species, but the larva of only R. philippinum has been de- scribed in any detail, while the larva of R. viridatum has been well-illustrated and features summarized. The larvae of the other eight species were unknown. Here, the larva of Rhinagrion mima is described and illustrated by supposit...
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Leaf litter decomposition is an important stream ecosystem process. To understand factors controlling leaf decomposition in cloud forest in Mexico, we incubated leaf packs in different streams along a land use cover gradient for 35 days during the dry and wet seasons. We assessed relations between leaf decomposition rates (k), stream physicochemist...
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Trichopterans are considered an important and diverse biotic element in continental aquatic ecosystems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the assemblages of the order Trichoptera in two subwatersheds with a gradient of disturbance. Four sampling events were conducted in two subwatersheds in the Eastern Mountain Range of the Colombian Andes....
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Trichopterans are considered an important and diverse biotic element in continental aquatic ecosystems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the assemblages of the order Trichoptera in two subwatersheds with a gradient of disturbance. Four sampling events were conducted in two subwatersheds in the Eastern Mountain Range of the Colombian Andes....
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Leaf litter decomposition in six Cloud Forest streams of the upper La Antigua watershed, Veracruz, Mexico. Leaf litter decomposition is an important stream ecosystem process. To understand factors controlling leaf decomposition in cloud forest in Mexico, we incubated leaf packs in different streams along a land use cover gradient for 35 days during...
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The larvicidal efficacy of the naturally derived insecticide spinosad, for control of immature stages of Anopheles albimanus and associated culicids, was compared to that of synthetic and biological larvicides. Effects on non-target insects were also determined. A field trial was performed in replicated temporary pools during the rainy season, in s...
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The abundance, richness and diversity of mosquitoes and aquatic insects associated with their oviposition sites were surveyed along eight states of the Pacific coast of Mexico. Diversity was estimated using the Shannon index (H'), similarity measures and cluster analysis. Oviposition sites were sampled during 2-3 months per year, over a three year...
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The larva of Argia chelata is described and figured. It falls into the group of Argia larvae with a moderately prominent ligula and two palpal seta, but it differs from its closest relatives by having labial palp with 2 setae plus one basal setella; the length of the ligula is 30% of its maximum width; basal tergites (1-5) lacking long, fine setae,...
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There is limited information on the structure and seasonality of Mexican Odon., in particular for lowland regions. Here, the structure and seasonal changes in the diversity of larval Odon. at El Ticuiz stream (10m asl) are described by conducting seven surveys over the yr. The study reach was impacted by dredging that resulted in the occurrence of...
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The selection of the most appropriate model is essential to predict the potential species richness of a site or landscape. Species accumulation curves have been used as a basic tool for comparing richness when different sampling protocols have been applied. Among the parameters generated by these models the slope has been cited as an indicator of c...
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At a wetland in southeastern Mexico a female of Telebasis filiola was observed and photographed preying on a small web-building spider of the genus Leucauge. This is the first record of gleaning by a representative of the genus Telebasis. A brief discussion on this subject in other odonates is provided.
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The genus Cataractocoris includes large waterfall-inhabiting insects that occur from Mexico to El Salvador and has re- ceived very little attention in the literature. Based on extensive field work during the past three years, we have collected saucer bugs (Heteroptera: Naucoridae) from many localities in central and southern Mexico. We here present...
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Two new species, Psephenops spiniparameri sp. nov. and P. shepardi sp. nov. are described, based on specimens collected from Cayo and Toledo Districts in Belize, bringing the total number of described species assigned to the genus to ten.
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The larvae of O. thienemanni and Onychogomphus sp. are described and illustrated. Both spp. are clearly separated from each other principally by the shape of postclypeus, pronotum, size of ligula, and dorsal protuberance on abdominal segment 2. The most distinctive feature of these 2 larvae is the shape and position of the 3rd antennomere in a mann...
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This study evaluated the effect of water quality of streams from micro-watersheds with different land use (cloud forest, coffee plantation, pasture and under urban influence) during the dry and rainy seasons, lying within the upper watershed of the La Antigua river in Veracruz, Mexico. Water characteristics were measured and laboratory subchronic t...
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This study evaluated the effect of water quality of streams from micro-watersheds with different land use (cloud forest, coffee plantation, pasture and under urban influence) during the dry and rainy seasons, lying within the upper watershed of the La Antigua river in Veracruz, Mexico. Water characteristics were measured and laboratory subchronic t...
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The final stadium larva of Erythrodiplax bromeliicola Westfall is formally described and illustrated. The light brown scape and pedicel and creamy pale flagellum of the antenna, plus the abundant short, reddish, spiniform setae on the integument of the body surface and epiproct, comprise an exclusive combination of characters in the larva of E. bro...
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Se presenta un capítulo actualizado sobre Odonata de México. Desde la última actualización en 2006, se describieron 5 especies nuevas, se adicionaron 11 registros nuevos y se describieron 14 especies en estado larval. Por tanto, la lista mexicana que aquí se presenta está constituida por un total de 355 especies. Se incluyen comentarios sobre endem...
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The larva of Libellula foliata (Kirby) is described based upon mature larvae from the Biosphere Reserve of “El Triunfo” in the state of Chiapas. It belongs to the small group of species without dorsal protuberances, L. composita (Hagen), L. comanche Calvert and L. saturata Uhler. The following combination of characters permits the separation of L....
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The larva of Argia percellulata is described and figured. It falls into the group of Argia larvae with a very prominent ligula and one palpal seta, but differs from its closest relatives by having tibiae usually with two well-defined dark rings, posterior margin of sternite 6 smooth, and posterior margin of sternite 7 smooth medially and with spini...
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Evaluating components of landscape diversity is essential for the implementation of efficient conservation strategies. We evaluated the diversity of Odonata larval assemblages from the Coalcomán mountains (CM), Michoacán, Mexico, and related it to local (site-level) habitat variables. Larvae were collected from shores, riffles and pools in five str...
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The larva of Palaemnema mutans is described, illustrated, and compared with larvae of the genus described to date. P. mutans differs from the other species in having a shorter body length, a larger number of teeth in the internal molar lobe of the left mandible and shorter caudal lamellae, as well as an apical filament proportionally longer than in...
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The larva of Progomphus lambertoi is described and illustrated; it belongs to the obscurus-group of Progomphus. It appears closely related to P. belyshevi Belle and P. borealis McLachlan based on stature and size of abdominal dorsal protuberances but is easily separated from these species by abdominal color pattern.
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Spinosad is a naturally derived insecticide that has shown potential as a mosquito larvicide. To determine the activity of spinosad against blackflies, late-instar larvae from a community comprising Simulium triittatum (63.6%) and seven other species, including three known vectors of onchocerciasis in Mexico (S. metallicum, S. ochraceum, and S. cal...
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The odon. larval assemblage from Río Pinolapa (RP) in the municipality of Tepal-catepec, Michoacán, is described. Sampling was conducted twice in each season (8 trips in total), and additionally some physicochemical variables of the river channel were recorded. Strata (shores, riffles and eddies) and seasonal variation of assemblag-es are described...