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21 November 2019 Three new species of Lecteria Osten Sacken, 1888 (Diptera: Tipulidae) from a scientific survey in Mitaraka (French Guiana)
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In the present paper, three new species of Lecteria (Lecteria) Osten Sacken,1888: Lecteria (Lecteria) mitarakanea n. sp., Lecteria (Lecteria) teko n. sp. and Lecteria (Lecteria) wayana n. sp., are described and illustrated, as a first step in the study of the Tipulidae Latreille, 1802 fauna from Mitaraka (French Guiana), collected during the “Our Planet Revisited” survey of 2015. The characteristics of the male genitalia allow to easily separate these three new species from the rest of the Neotropical species, in combination with the color pattern of legs, thorax and wings. The species are the first described in this genus from the Neotropics in almost half a century. Their discovery illustrates the significant contribution of this kind of scientific surveys in remote and isolated spots around the globe.

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Jorge Mederos and Marc Pollet "Three new species of Lecteria Osten Sacken, 1888 (Diptera: Tipulidae) from a scientific survey in Mitaraka (French Guiana)," Zoosystema 40(sp1), 497-512, (21 November 2019). https://doi.org/10.5252/zoosystema2019v41a25
Received: 7 August 2018; Accepted: 29 April 2019; Published: 21 November 2019
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