Antillocladius

Antillocladius is a genus of midges belonging to the family Chironomidae, subfamily Orthocladiinae. The name Antillocladius means orthoclad (subfamily Orthocladiinae) that occurs in the Antilles, where it was primarily recorded.

Genus of flies

Antillocladius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Chironomidae
Subfamily: Orthocladiinae
Genus: Antillocladius
Sæther, 1981

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The genus Antillocladius is distributed in the Nearctic, Neotropical, Palaearctic (East Asia) and Indomalayan realms. The genus was erected by Sæther (1981) based on A. antecalvus Sæther, 1981, from the British West Indies: Saint Vincent and Saint Lucia. Subsequently, Sæther (1982) described two new species from the southeastern United States (Antillocladius arcuatus and Antillocladius pluspilalus) and emended the genus. Wang and Sæther (1993) described two additional new species from Palaearctic and Oriental China. Andersen and Contreras-Ramos (1999) described the first species from Continental South America (Ecuador). The genus was revised by Mendes, Andersen & Sæther (2004), with the addition of nine species, plus two Japanese species transferred to the genus (Yamamoto, 2004). Recently the genus was revised by Mendes & Andersen (2008) with the addition of 7 new species from Brazil and a new combination of a species from India. The genus thus comprises:

  • A. anandaeMendes, Andersen & Hagenlund, 2011 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. antecalvusSæther, 1981 – recorded from Saint Vincent, Brazil and Venezuela
  • A. arcuatusSæther, 1982 – recorded from United States, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela
  • A. atalaiaMendes & Andersen, 2008 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. axitiosusMendes & Andersen, 2008 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. biotaMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. brazucaMendes & Andersen, 2008 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. calakmulensisMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Mexico
  • A. campususpMendes & Andersen, 2008 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. foliusMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. gephyrusMendes & Andersen, 2008 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. herradurusMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Mexico
  • A. itatiaiaMendes, Andersen & Hagenlund, 2011 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. laviejaeOspina-Torres, Jaime-Murcia & Mey, 2018 – recorded from Colombia
  • A. musciMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. plicatusMendes & Andersen, 2008 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. pluspilalusSæther, 1982 – recorded from United States, Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua
  • A. scalpellatusWang & Sæther, 1993 – recorded from China and Russia
  • A. skartveitiAndersen & Contreras-Ramos, 1999 – recorded from Ecuador
  • A. sooretamaMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. subnubilus(Sinharay & Chaudhuri, 1979) – recorded from India
  • A. tokarameneus(Sasa & Suzuki, 1995) – recorded from Japan
  • A. ubatubaMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. ultimusMendes & Andersen, 2008 – recorded from Brazil
  • A. venequatoriensisMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Venezuela and Ecuador
  • A. yakyijeus(Sasa & Suzuki, 2000) – recorded from Japan
  • A. zempoalensisMendes, Andersen & Sæther, 2004 – recorded from Mexico
  • A. zhengiWang & Sæther, 1993 – recorded from China and Thailand

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