Camptochaeta luxemburgensis Heller, Hippa & Vilkamaa spec. nov. (Diptera: Sciaridae), a new cavernicolous species from Luxembourg

Authors: Dieter Weber 1, Alain C. Frantz 2, Heikki Hippa 3 , Pekka Vilkamaa 4 , Björn Rulik 5 and Kai Heller

1 Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
2 Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
3 Finnish Museum of Natural History Zoological Museum, University of Helsinki, Finland
4 Zoological Museum,Biodiversity Unit, 2004 University of Turku, Finland
5 Zentrum für Molekulare Biodiversitätsforschung, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany

Source: Weber, D. A.C. Frantz, H. Hippa, P. Vilkamaa, B. Rulik & K. Heller, 2017. – Camptochaeta luxemburgensis Heller, Hippa & Vilkamaa spec. nov. (Diptera: Sciaridae), a new cavernicolous species from Luxembourg. – Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung. Studia dipterologica 23 (1) 2016: 117–123.

Abstract: During biospeological surveys of caves and mines in Luxembourg an unusual and probably troglobiontic new species of Sciaridae was detected. With the aid of DNA barcoding and morphological characters, it could be assigned to the genus Camptochaeta Hippa & Vilkamaa, 1994, with the troglophilic species Camptochaeta ofenkaulis (Lengersdorf, 1925) being its closest relative.

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