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The mature larvae and pupae of Claudiella ingens Reichardt & Vanin, 1976 from Grão Mogol, Serra do Cabral, Minas Gerais, Brazil are described. Larvae and pupae were found associated with teneral and mature adults in shallow and fast-flowing water. Larvae and pupae of C. ingens, Iapir borgmeiri...
Biological studies were conducted on Culiseta longiareolata (Macquart) at different temperatures and on several hosts. Tests on potential hosts were conducted on man, human blood, and on the house sparrow at room temperature. Adults fed on the house sparrow, human blood, but did not feed on man....
Differential flight muscle regression was registered in Belostoma elegans (Mayr, 1871) and B. oxyurum (Dufour, 1863). A two year survey in contrasting habitats showed the preference for the more stable ones by B. oxyurum, and the more unstable ones by B. elegans. Fibrillar muscles were regressed...
A new genus and a new species of subterranean water beetle are described as Iberoporus cermenius. This dytiscid beetle was collected by pumping out and filtering water from a well in southern Spain. Iberoporus belongs to the subfamily Hydroporinae and is possibly related to the genera Siettitia...
While the holotype male of Orthocladius holsatus Goetghebuer, 1937 must be assumed lost and the original description does not allow definitive identification, a pupal exuviae at the Zoologische Staatssammlung München is newly shown to constitute part of the holotype. On that basis the species...
A new species of Thraulodes from Mexico is described from male and female imagines. The male imagines of this species have very characteristic genitalia that allow its easy separation from the other known species of the genus.
Rheoptilum gen. n. is established for R. arni sp. n. and R. lokohensis sp. n. from Madagascar. Imaginal and larval stages are both described. Rheoptilum nymphs have two important adaptations: mouthparts are highly modified for scraping and the habitus is adapted for fast flowing waters. The...
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