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A new putatively cryptobiotic midge, Polypedilum ovahimba sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae), from southern Africa

Cranston, Peter

Description

A second species of Polypedilum (Diptera: Chironomidae) is inferred to tolerate desiccation in an African rock pool habitat similar to the well-known anhydrobiotic Polypedilum vanderplankiHinton. The species, Polypedilum ovahimba sp. nov., is described and illustrated as new to science from Namibia.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66749
Source: Austral Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/aen.12090

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