New distributional records of Mecoptera (Insecta) from Colombia

Authors

  • Adrian Ardila-Camacho Laboratorio de Entomología Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical CIMPAT Universidad de los Andes
  • Juan Felipe Vargas Laboratorio de Entomología Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical CIMPAT Universidad de los Andes
  • Carlos Julio Arango Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Grupo de Investigación en Artrópodos “Kumangui” Bogotá, Colombia
  • Alexander García-García Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Grupo de Investigación en Artrópodos “Kumangui” Bogotá, Colombia
  • Renato Jose Pires Machado Department of Entomology Texas A&M University College Station, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/0031-1049.2017.57.18

Keywords:

Hangingflies, New records, Neotropics, Mecoptera, Colombia

Abstract

We present new distributional records for two Colombian species of Bittacidae. Pazius convolutus García-García & Cadena-Castañeda, 2015 and Bittacus panamensis Byers, 1958 previously known from Cundinamarca department are herein newly recorded from Santander and Magdalena, respectively. In addition, we recorded Bittacus pignatelli Navás, 1932 in Colombia for the first time, increasing the number of species of Mecoptera in the country. Comments about mating behavior of P. convolutus, as well as a distribution map and a check-list of Colombian species of Mecoptera are included.

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Author Biographies

Adrian Ardila-Camacho, Laboratorio de Entomología Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical CIMPAT Universidad de los Andes

Cra. 1ª #18A‑10, Bogotá, Colombia

M.Sc. student, Escuela de Posgrado en Ciencias Biológicas, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes.

Juan Felipe Vargas, Laboratorio de Entomología Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical CIMPAT Universidad de los Andes

Cra. 1ª #18A‑10, Bogotá, Colombia

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2017-06-13

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Ardila-Camacho, A., Vargas, J. F., Arango, C. J., García-García, A., & Machado, R. J. P. (2017). New distributional records of Mecoptera (Insecta) from Colombia. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 57(18), 221-229. https://doi.org/10.11606/0031-1049.2017.57.18

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