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A new species of Colosmittia Andersen et Sæther from Costa Rica (Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae)

Uma nova espécie de Colosmittia Andersen et Sæther da Costa Rica (Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae)

Trond Andersen Humberto Fonseca Mendes Linn Katrine Hagenlund About the authors

Colosmittia anamariae sp. n. from Costa Rica is described and figured as male imago. The genus Colosmittia Andersen et Sæther, 1994 was described based on a single species, C. clavata Andersen et Sæther, 1994 from the West Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, East Africa. A second species, C. brasileira Mendes et Andersen, 2009 was recently described from Brazil. The discovery of a third species in Costa Rica indicates that the genus might be widespread in the Neotropical region.

Chironomidae; Orthocladiinae; Colosmittia; new species; Costa Rica

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