Chromosomal and morphological taxonomy of a new species of black fly in the genus Metacnephia (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Western Anatolia, Turkey

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Sirin U. D., Adler P. H.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4048, no.2, pp.269-280, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4048 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4048.2.7
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-280
  • Keywords: aquatic insects, biodiversity, new species, polytene chromosomes, streams, FLIES DIPTERA, DIVERSITY, TAXA
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


A new species of black fly collected in April from streams 950-1000 m above sea level in Western Anatolia, Turkey, is described on the basis of females, males, pupae, larvae, and polytene chromosomes. Metacnephia phrygiensis new species is structurally and chromosomally distinct from all other known species of the genus, particularly in having unique fixed inversions in chromosomal arms IL and IIIL and a fenestrated cocoon. Key words: aquatic insects, biodiversity, new species, polytene