Hydrobiologia

, Volume 595, Issue 1, pp 443–445 | Cite as

Global biodiversity of Scorpionflies and Hangingflies (Mecoptera) in freshwater

FRESHWATER ANIMAL DIVERSITY ASSESSMENT

Abstract

Seven species and one sub-species of Mecoptera are aquatic as larvae and pupae. All aquatic species are classified in two genera of the family Nannochoristidae and have very restricted geographic ranges, with three species confined to extreme southern South America, three species and one sub-species confined to New South Wales or Tasmania in Australia, and one species confined to the South Island of New Zealand.

Keyword

Nannochoristidae 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of MinnesotaSaint PaulUSA

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