The life-history and relationships of ‘Orthocladius’ pictipennis Freeman (Diptera

P. S. Cranston*, M. Krosch

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    The previously unknown larva and pupa of ‘Orthocladius’ pictipennis Freeman have been found, and associated by molecular means. Pharate pupae (males within pupae) allow the link to the described adult. We describe the larva and pupa, and provide short notes on the adult. The taxon is unrelated to Orthocladius — no members of this Holarctic genus are presentin New Zealand — and therefore we provide a new generic name, Paulfreemania Cranston and Krosch gen. n. as well as a short discussion of relationships amongst austral Orthocladiinae.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-81
    Number of pages5
    JournalNew Zealand Entomologist
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


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