Guloptiloides: an Extraordinary New Carnivorous Genus of Baetidae (Ephemeroptera)

  title={Guloptiloides: an Extraordinary New Carnivorous Genus of Baetidae (Ephemeroptera)},
  author={Jean‐Luc Gattolliat and Michel Sartori},
  journal={Aquatic Insects},
  pages={148 - 159}
Guloptiloides (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae), gen.n., is described to accomodate the species G. gargantua (larvae) and G. spA (female imagoes) based on specimens from the Eastern coast of Madagascar. Larvae of Guloptiloides are remarkable by the adaptation of the mouthparts to a predatory diet. It is also distinct from other genera in that adults have hindwings with 3 well-marked longitudinal veins and a single extremely developed spur on the costal margin. Affinities and ecology are discussed. 

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