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Morphology of the male imagines of Orthocladius (Pogonocladius) consobrinus and O. glabripennis with observations on the taxonomic status of O. glabripennis (Diptera: Chironomidae)

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The adult males of Orthocladius (Pogonocladius) consobrinus (Holmgren) and O. glabripennis Goetghebuer are described in detail and the hypopygia are figured. Although the two species are superficially very similar the male hypopygia are distinctly different which establishes that O. glabripennis is a valid species, probably belonging to Orthocladius (sensu stricto).

Affiliations: 1: Freshwater Biological Association, River Laboratory East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset, BH 20 6 BB, England British Museum (Natural History), Department of Entomology, Cromwell Road, London SW 7 5 BD


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