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First records of Microptila Ris (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Japan, with description of a new species

Kjaerandsen, Jostein LU and Ito, Tomiko (2009) In Entomological Science 12(2). p.177-181
Abstract
Microptila orienthula, sp. n. from Japan is described and illustrated based on adults of both sexes. The new species represents the first finding of Microptila in the Eastern Palaearctic Region, and it appears to be more closely related to Oriental species of Microptila than to the two Western Palaearctic species. The finding of a new species with affinities to the Oriental species as far northeast as Japan is noteworthy but fits well with general zoogeographical affinities of the Japanese fauna to the Oriental Region. The type locality indicates a hygropetric habitat for the larva, in agreement with the known larval habitat of the European type species Microptila minutissima Ris, 1897.
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Japan, Hydroptilini, new specie, Oriental, zoogeography
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Entomological Science
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12
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2
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177 - 181
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1343-8786
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10.1111/j.1479-8298.2009.00320.x
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English
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  abstract     = {Microptila orienthula, sp. n. from Japan is described and illustrated based on adults of both sexes. The new species represents the first finding of Microptila in the Eastern Palaearctic Region, and it appears to be more closely related to Oriental species of Microptila than to the two Western Palaearctic species. The finding of a new species with affinities to the Oriental species as far northeast as Japan is noteworthy but fits well with general zoogeographical affinities of the Japanese fauna to the Oriental Region. The type locality indicates a hygropetric habitat for the larva, in agreement with the known larval habitat of the European type species Microptila minutissima Ris, 1897.},
  author       = {Kjaerandsen, Jostein and Ito, Tomiko},
  issn         = {1343-8786},
  keyword      = {Japan,Hydroptilini,new specie,Oriental,zoogeography},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {177--181},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Entomological Science},
  title        = {First records of Microptila Ris (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Japan, with description of a new species},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-8298.2009.00320.x},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2009},
}