African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Three new species of Macropelopia Thienemann from China (Diptera: Chironomidae: Tanypodinae)

Qian Wang1,2*,  Ming Cheng1 and Xinhua Wang1
1College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, 300071 Tianjin, China. 2Tianjin Key Laboratory of Aqua–Ecology and Aquaculture, Department of Fisheries Science, Tianjin Agricultural University, 300384, Tianjin, China.
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  •  Accepted: 12 August 2011
  •  Published: 05 September 2011


Males of three new species, Macropelopia galbina sp. n., Macropelopia grandivolsella sp. . andMacropelopia rotunda sp. n are described and figured on the basis of specimens collected from Oriental China.


Key words: Taxonomy, Chironomidae, Tanypodinae, Macropelopia, new species, Oriental China.