A taxonomic and ecological review of Pseudocloeon glaucum (Agnew)(Ephemeroptera: Baetidae)

Lugo-Ortiz, C.R. and de Moor, F.C. and Barber-James, Helen Margaret (2000) A taxonomic and ecological review of Pseudocloeon glaucum (Agnew)(Ephemeroptera: Baetidae). African Entomology, 8 (2). pp. 281-288. ISSN 1021-3589




Pseudocloeon masai (Lugo-Ortiz and McCafferty), P. nadineae (Lugo-Ortiz and McCafferty) and P. quintum (Agnew) are junior subjective synonyms of P. glaucum (Agnew). Larvae of P. glaucum manifest a wide range of variation in mouthpart morphology, particularly with respect to the development of the distomedial process of segment 2 of the labial palps, body size, general body colour and abdominal colour pattern. Such variation is observed in different cohorts and populations, and explains why several names have been applied to the same species. Larvae of P. glaucum also have considerable ecological tolerance, accounting for the abundance and widespread distribution of the species in the Afrotropical Region. New records from Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe are provided.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Baetidae; ecology; Ephemeroptera; larval redescription; new records; new synonyms; Pseudocloeon glaucum; Pseudocloeon masai; Pseudocloeon nadineae; Pseudocloeon quintum; Kenya; Lesotho; Namibia; Zimbabwe; South Africa
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Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Albany Museum
ID Code:1154
Deposited On:02 Oct 2008
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