Redescription of Paratanytarsus tenellulus (Goetghebuer, 1921) (Diptera: Chironomidae)

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  • 1 1Lars Säwedal, Dept. of Systematic Zoology, Univ. of Lund, Helgonavägen 3, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden
  • 2 21, Brooks Road, MARCH, Cambs. PE 15 8AR, England

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The imago d and the pupae of Paratanytarsus tenellulus (Goetghebuer, 1921) are described and the taxonomic position of the species is discussed. A lectotype is designated for Tanytarsus tenellulus Goetghebuer, 1921. The tenellulus-group has an isolated position within the genus and it is possible that it later must be given full generic rank. The ecology of Paratanytarsus tenellulus is discussed.

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