Description of a New Species in Genus Thraulodes (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) and an Analysis of Comparitive Leg Morphology Among Multiple Species
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The genus Thraulodes (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) is widely distributed across the Americas, and can be found in lotic systems throughout North, Central, and South America (Chacón et. al, 1999). With 45 described species, it is one of the most speciose genera in the family Leptophlebiidae. Despite the widespread abundance, this genus has been poorly documented with many species described as adults but lacking description of their larval counterpart. A morphological comparison between larval legs of five species will be presented and evaluated for taxonomic significance, along with the description of a new species from Guatemala.
Barnett, Joseph Charles (2017). Description of a New Species in Genus Thraulodes (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) and an Analysis of Comparitive Leg Morphology Among Multiple Species. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from