Entomological Review

, 88:624 | Cite as

Poorly known stonefly species, Isoperla pseudornata and Kaszabia nigricauda (Plecoptera, Perlodidae), from the Eastern Palaearctic

  • V. A. TeslenkoEmail author
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The previously unknown male of Isoperla pseudornata Zhiltzova and nymph of Kaszabia nigricauda (Navás) of the family Perlodidae are described. Sternite VIII of the male of I. pseudornata has no vesicle, the posterior margin is covered medially with strong short brownish setae. Sternite IX forms a subgenital plate. The everted aedeagus is upcurved, turned towards the dorsum, with two rounded lobes and one finger-shaped apical lobe terminating with a membranous funnel depressed medially. The aedeagus membrane is covered with small fine pointed sclerotized spinules; spinules absent on the tip of the funnel. The funnel basally and the finger-shaped apical lobe ventrally are covered with fine pointed sclerotized spinules and rounded sclerotized formations. I. pseudornata differs from the other Eastern Palaearctic congeners in the shape of spots on the head, pronotum, and abdominal tergites. The head of K. nigricauda nymph bears a large brown M-shaped spot forming along the anterior margin two fine stripes widened on the frontoclypeus; the interocular area bears a small pale spot merged with the large transverse W-shaped spot on the occiput. The lacinia is narrowed to the apex, bidentate; the tip of the galea reaches the base of the subapical tooth. The pronotum bears a pale cruciform medial spot, the lateral fields are dark, the lateral margins are pale. The meso-and metanotum exhibit a pale complicated pattern widened to the base of the wing pads. The legs are pale. The abdominal tergites are brown, with a pale transverse stripe widened laterally on the last tergites. Tergite X bears a large pale heart-shaped spot medially. The cerci bear a silky hair fringe dorsally; in the apical part, the apical whorl of cerci has short setae; one ventral and one dorsal seta are longer than the others; the dorsal setae are longer than ventral ones.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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