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A new record of monogeneric family Vietnamellidae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) from India
- Selvakumar, C., Sinha, Bikramjit, Vasanth, M., Subramanian, K.A., Sivaramakrishnan, K.G.
- Journal of Asia-Pacific entomology 2018 v.21 no.3 pp. 994-998
- Ephemeroptera, femur, head, larvae, legs, palps, India
- A new record of monogeneric family Vietnamellidae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) is established for India with Vietnamella sp. A described based on the larvae from Arunachal Pradesh, India. This species can be distinguished from other known species of this genus in the larval stage by the following combination of characters: (i) outer pair of projections in head large and stout, triangular, cone-shaped with serrated spines; (ii) posterolateral angles of abdominal terga 2–9 extended into sharp projections; (iii) caudal filaments pale yellowish brown with dense lateral setae on inner and outer margins of middle part; (iv) femora of mid- and hind-legs broader; and (v) second segment of the maxillary palpi shorter than first segment.