A new species of Corydalus Latreille from Venezuela (Megaloptera, Corydalidae)

  • Contreras-Ramos A
  • von der Dunk K
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Abstract

A new species of dobsonfly, Corydalus wanningeri, from Venezuela, is described and illustrated. It superficially resembles Corydalus neblinensis Contreras-Ramos, with a uniform reddish coloration of body and wings. Yet, because of male genitalic structure it might be closely related to Corydalus crossi Contreras-Ramos. Specimens were collected from a rain forest transitional zone between the Orinoco lowlands and the Gran Sabana plateau, in Bolívar state. This is the 15(th) species of Corydalus to be recorded from Venezuela, rendering this the country with the highest number of documented Corydalus species. A key to the sexually dimorphic, long-mandibled Venezuelan species of the genus is provided.

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  • Biodiversity
  • Dobsonfl y
  • Key
  • South America
  • Taxonomy

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Authors

  • Atilano Contreras-Ramos

  • Klaus von der Dunk

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