Oukuriella pesae, a new species of sponge-dwelling chironomid (Insecta: Diptera) from Amazonia, Brazil

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The larva, pupa, male and female of a new Neotropical chironomid species, Oukuriella pesae, are described and illustrated. The larvae were found in freshwater sponge colonies of Oncosclera navicella (Carter, 1881) in Amazonian streams. The morphological characteristics of the larval head and the presence of fine particles in the larval gut contents suggest… (More)

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@inproceedings{Fusari1999OukuriellaPA, title={Oukuriella pesae, a new species of sponge-dwelling chironomid (Insecta: Diptera) from Amazonia, Brazil}, author={L{\'i}via Maria Fusari and Fabio de Oliveira Roque and Neusa Hamada}, year={1999} }