Zoological Studies

Vol. 56, 2017

(update: 2017.2.24)

Taxonomic review of Zavreliella Kieffer from East Asia

Yanmin Cao1 and Hongqu Tang2,*

1College of Resources and Environmental Science, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan 430074, China
2Institute of Groundwater and Earth Science, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China

(Received 9 December 2016; Accepted 23 February 2017; Communicated by Chiun-Cheng Ko)

Yanmin Cao and Hongqu Tang (2017) Three species of the genus Zavreliella from East Asia are reviewed in this paper, including a new species, Z. shidai sp. n., based on associated pupae and males collected from Guangdong Province, China. The new species can be separated from other congeners by the uniquely banded wing and marked abdomen. The Japanese species Z. inawaheia Sasa, Kitami and Suzuki, 2001 is re-described based on the holotype. In addition, two additional records are added for Z. marmorata (v. d. Wulp). An emended generic diagnosis and keys to the known males from Asia are also provided.  

Key words:  Zavreliella, East Asia, redescription, new species, Chironomidae.

*Correspondencer: townningt@gmail.com