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Aquatic Insects: International Journal of Freshwater Entomology

Advances in aquatic insect systematics and biodiversity in the Neotropics

This special issue contains nine papers that substantially advance our knowledge of Neotropical aquatic insects. The studies were conducted in Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, the Guyana’s, and the West Indies. Included papers address creeping water bugs (Heteroptera: Naucoridae), lance lacewings (Neuroptera: Osmyliidae), alderflies, dobsonflies, and fishflies (Megaloptera), caddisflies (Trichoptera), beetles (Coleoptera: Dryopidae, Hydraenidae), and true flies (Diptera: Blephariceridae, Tanyderidae).

The keys, taxonomic descriptions, and faunal assessments presented in these papers represent substantial advances in those areas and will aid future studies as well as conservation efforts. In addition to augmenting regional distributional data and producing first descriptions of larval forms, these papers describe one new genus and seven new species. Several more potentially undescribed species also are identified.

The information on aquatic insects presented in this issue will better facilitate their use and practical application in water quality assessment and ecosystem-level studies.

You can enjoy free access to these articles, exclusively via this page, until the end of April, 2019

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Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal TitleVolumeIssue
Advances in aquatic insect systematics and biodiversity in the Neotropics: IntroductionDavid E. Bowles & Gregory W. CourtneyInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
The Trichoptera of Panama VIII. The Hydroptilidae of Panama: Current status, biodiversity comparisons, projections, and needsBrian J. Armitage & Steven C. HarrisInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
A review of the net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) of the West Indies, with description of a new species from Puerto Rico.Gregory W. Courtney & Charles L. HogueInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
A new species of Neoderus Alexander, 1927 (Diptera: Tanyderidae) from southern Chile, with a first description of a male and key to extant genera of the familyR. Isaí Madriz, Anna Astorga, Targe Lindsay & Gregory W. CourtneyInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
Neotropical Osmylidae larvae (Insecta, Neuroptera): description of habitats and morphologyCaleb Califre Martins , Adrian Ardila-Camacho & Gregory W. CourtneyInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
Platyparnus Shepard and Barr, a New Genus of Dryopidae from the Guiana Shield (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea)William D. Shepard & Cheryl B. BarrInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
Three new species of Parhydraenida Balfour-Browne, 1975 (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) from south-eastern BrazilM. A. Jäch & J. A. DelgadoInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
The Naucoridae (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha) of BelizeRobert W. Sites, Rachael H. Carrie & William D. ShepardInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)
The Trichoptera of Panama IX. Preliminary comparison of caddisfly assemblages for two proximate watersheds in western PanamaBrian J. Armitage & Steven C. HarrisInternational Journal of Freshwater EntomologyVol. 39Iss. 2-3 (2018)

Guest Editor

Dr. David E. Bowles
Aquatic Program Leader
National Park Service
Heartland Inventory & Monitoring Network

Guest Editor

Greg Courtney Department of Entomology Iowa State University

Aquatic Insects

Aquatic Insects is an international journal publishing original research on the systematics, biology, and ecology of aquatic and semi-aquatic insects. The subject of the research is aquatic and semi-aquatic insects, comprising taxa of four primary orders, the Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera but also aquatic and semi-aquatic families of Hemiptera, Coleoptera, and Diptera, as well as specific representatives of Hymenoptera , Lepidoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera , and Neuroptera that occur in lotic and lentic habitats during part of their life cycle. Studies on other aquatic Hexapoda (i.e., Collembola) will be only accepted if space permits.

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