On the identity of Habroleptoides carpatica Bogoescu and Crčƒsnaru, 1930 and H. confusa Sartori and Jacob, 1986 (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae: Habrophlebiinae)

Authors

  • Éva Váncsa Babeş-Bolyai University
  • LászlÓ Rákosy Babeş-Bolyai University
  • Michel Sartori Museum of Zoology, Lausanne

Keywords:

Ephemeroptera, Habroleptoides carpatica, H. confusa, synonyms, morphological characters, intraspecific variability, ICZN.

Abstract

 Based upon a morphological study on topotypical larvae and reared imagines Habroleptoides carpatica Bogoescu and Crčƒsnaru, 1930 is considered as identical to H. confusa Sartori and Jacob, 1986. Diagnostic characters previously suggested for H. carpatica are shown to be unreliable and fall into the intraspecific variation of H. confusa. A proposal to consider H. carpatica as a senior subjective synonym of H. confusa is pending at the ICZN.

Author Biographies

Éva Váncsa, Babeş-Bolyai University

Babeş-Bolyai University, Department of Taxonomy and Ecology, Clinicilor 5-7, 400006 Cluj-Napoca

LászlÓ Rákosy, Babeş-Bolyai University

National Administration of Romanian Waters, Olt River Directorate, Water Management System of Covasna, Lunca Oltului 41, 520036 Sfântu Gheorghe

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Published

2013-11-27

How to Cite

Váncsa, Éva, Rákosy, L., & Sartori, M. (2013). On the identity of Habroleptoides carpatica Bogoescu and Crčƒsnaru, 1930 and H. confusa Sartori and Jacob, 1986 (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae: Habrophlebiinae). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 19(1), 85–94. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/628

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society