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Phytophagy in a Polypedilum (Diptera: Chironomidae) species new to Australia and Japan: taxonomy and expanded Asian distribution

Tang, Hongqu; Cranston, Peter

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Polypedilum johannseni Sublette & Sublette (= Chironomus (Polypedilum) anticus Johannsen), described from Indonesia, is recorded from Australia, where larvae are newly reported to feed on species of the aquatic fern Azolla Lam. (Salviniaceae). We extend the Australian distribution for the species that was reported previously as Polypedilum ‘nr seorsus’ from northern Australia. Review of the species in Asia shows previously known presence in Singapore as Polypedilum anticus and in Thailand...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216676
Source: Austral Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/aen.12428

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