Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 27 - Antarctoperlinae (Insecta: Plecoptera) - Abstract

McLellan, ID 1993. Antarctoperlinae (Insecta: Plecoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 27, 70 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 27. ISBN 0-477-01644-8 (print) ). Published 18 Feb 1993


Vesicaperla and Zelandobius, the two New Zealand genera in Antarctoperlinae, are revised. There is little new information on the five species of Vesicaperla, but in Zelandobius twenty-one new species are added, bringing the total to twenty-sevcn. Information is given on habitats, distribution, phylogeny, and systematics in the subfamily. Keys to species in each genus are given. Drawings are included of genitalia, wings, and other parts of diagnostic value, as well as a number of habitus illustrations. Information and ideas on morphology and copulation are given for Zelandobius. Methods of collecting and preparation of specimens are outlined.