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26 May 2020 Two New Caenis Species (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) from the Kruger National Park, South Africa
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The new mayfly species Caenis albicans sp. n. and Caenis letabanensis sp. n. (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) from the Kruger National Park, South Africa, are described herein. The new species were collected in the area of the confluence of the Olifants and Letaba Rivers. They belong to the Caenis – TPA group, a group widely distributed in Africa, characterised inter alia by forceps apically having a tuft of long spines. The material examined also contained samples from the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers, with larvae and imagines of Caenis brevipes Kimmins, 1956. The previously unknown larva of this species is also described.

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P. Malzacher and H.M. Barber-James "Two New Caenis Species (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) from the Kruger National Park, South Africa," African Entomology 28(1), 62-77, (26 May 2020). https://doi.org/10.4001/003.028.0062
Received: 12 April 2019; Accepted: 11 October 2019; Published: 26 May 2020
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