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Feeding habits of chironomid larvae (Insecta: Diptera) from a stream in the Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Chironomids larvae are frequently one of the most abundant and diverse groups of insects in several kinds of aquatic environments. Also, they play a major role in the aquatic food webs, representingExpand
Aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity and composition in streams along an altitudinal gradient in Southeastern Brazil
Aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity and composition in streams along an altitudinal gradient in Southeastern Brazil. A study concerning taxonomic richness and composition of the aquatic insect faunaExpand
Three new species and new distributional records of Oecetis McLachlan 1877 (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae: Leptocerinae) from Brazil.
The genus Oecetis is widespread over the world, being most diverse in tropical areas, especially in the Australian Region. Of about 400 described species, only 34 occur in the Neotropical Region.Expand
Aquatic Insects from the Caatinga: checklists and diversity assessments of Ubajara (Ceará State) and Sete Cidades (Piauí State) National Parks, Northeastern Brazil
Abstract Background Diversity and distribution of Neotropical aquatic insects is still poorly known, with many species to be recorded and many others to be described, due to the small number ofExpand
Two new species of Atanatolica Mosely 1936 (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from Peru and Northeastern Brazil.
We describe and illustrate two new species of Atanatolica from Brazil and Peru, representing the first record of the genus from Peru and the first record of the genus from Ceará state, Brazil.Expand
New species and records of Oxyethira Eaton (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Amazonas State, Brazil
Three new species of Oxyethira Eaton, 1873—O. luanae sp. nov., O. sinistra sp. nov., and O. longipenis sp. nov.—are described and illustrated from male specimens collected in Amazonas State, Brazil.Expand
A new species of Notalina Mosely, 1936 (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from Southeastern Brazil
The Neotropical subgenus Notalina (Neonotalina) Holzenthal, 1986 has ten described species in two species groups: brasiliana, formed by seven species from Southeastern Brazilian and Goias State; andExpand
Two new species of Triplectides (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from South America
Triplectides, with about 70 extant species, is the most diverse genus within the Triplectidinae. In the Neotropical Region there are 14 species distributed from southern Mexico to Patagonia. Two newExpand
Development of a benthic multimetric index for the Serra da Bocaina bioregion in Southeast Brazil.
Brazil faces a challenge to develop biomonitoring tools to be used in water quality assessment programs, but few multimetric indices were developed so far. This study is part of an effort to test andExpand
Phoresy and commensalism of Chironomidae larvae ( Insecta : Diptera ) in the state of Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Chironomid larvae are frequently found living in phoretic or commensal association with aquatic animals in all regions of the world. In Brazil, new records have been available in the literature inExpand