Illustrated redescription of adult male and description for the first time of pupa and fourth instar larva, as well as DNA barcoding, of Hydrobaenus laticaudus Sæther in comparison with close related known species of Hydrobaenus Fries, and an updated part of a key to species of Hydrobaenus from the Russian Far East are provided. A reference 658 bp barcode sequence from a fragment of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I (COI) was used as a tool for species delimitation. For the estimation of interspecific distances and constructing detailed Bayesian tree within Hydrobaenus, we have obtained DNA barcoding for the two other species, H. distinctus and Hydrobaenus sp.1. The intraspecific sequence divergence of H. laticaudus based on the Kimura-2-parameter (K2P) distance ranged from 0.0-0.031, whereas the interspecific sequence divergence based on the K2P distance ranged from 0.106-0.197% between H. laticaudus and other species of genus Hydrobaenus. The well-supported monophyly as well as results of an ABGD analysis confirms the validity of H. laticaudus.
Illustrated descriptions of adult male, pupa and fourth instar larva, as well as DNA barcoding, of Hydrobaenus majus sp. nov. in comparison with the close related species H. sikhotealinensis Makarchenko et Makarchenko from the Russian Far East are provided. The species-specificity of H. majus sp. nov. COI sequences is analyzed and the sequences are presented as diagnostic characters--molecular markers of H. majus and H. sikhotealinensis.
Institute of Biological Problems of the North Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Portovaya St. 18, 685000 Magadan, Russia Perm State University, Bukireva St., 15 614990 Perm, Russia Association "Maritime Heritage: Explore Sustain", Icebreaker "Krassin", The Lieutenant Schmidt emb., 23 Line, 199106 Saint-Petersburg, Russia. email@example.com.
Chironomids of the Diamesinae subfamily from the Russian Arctic were studied using both morphological characters and molecular data. Adult males of Diamesa urvantsevi sp. nov., D. amplexivirilia Hansen, Arctodiamesa appendiculata (Lundström) from Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago and D. arctica (Boheman), Pseudokiefferiella sp. from Vaigach Island were described, redescribed, annotated and figured. A reference 658 bp barcode sequence from a fragment of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I (COI) was used as a tool for species delimitation. For D. arctica (Boheman) and Pseudokiefferiella sp. close DNA barcodes from Norway were performed, which allowed to relate these specimens to the described species. Comparisons with corresponding regions of COI between each described species and close related congeneric species produced K2P genetic distances of 0.11-0.16, values well associated with interspecific variation. Phylogenetic relationships for genera Arctodiamesa Makarchenko and Pseudokiefferiella Zavrel were reconstructed for the first time.
Morphological redescription and DNA barcoding of Linevitshia prima Makarchenko, 1987 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae) from Amur River basin (Russian Far East), with notes on systematics of the genus.
Additions and corrections to the diagnosis of the genus Linevitshia for male adult, pupa and larva are given, and systematic position of the genus is discussed. Illustrated redescription of adult male and first description of 4th instar larva of L. prima Makarchenko from Amur River basin are provided. Comparison of data based on a new material with those of L. yezoensis Endo showed that the latter name is a junior synonym of L. prima. The species-specificity of L. prima COI sequences is analyzed and the sequences are presented as diagnostic characters-molecular markers of L. prima.
The male, pupa, and larva of a new species, Lappodiamesa omelkoi, from the Russian Far East are described and figured. Keys to males, pupae, and fourth-instar larvae of known species of the genus are presented.
A systematic review of the genus Abiskomyia Edwards, 1937 is presented based on materials from the Russian Far East and bordering territories. Three new species: A. korbokhon sp. nov., A. levanidovi sp. nov., A. rivalis sp. nov. and one subspecies A. virgo orientalis subsp. nov. are described and figured. Emended generic diagnoses and keys to determination of adult males, pupae and fourth instar larvae of all known species and subspecies of the Abiskomyia of the Palaearctic region are provided.
Three new species of the genus Parorthocladius Thienemann, P. lazovskiensis sp. nov., P. plolabius sp. nov., and P. tyurkini sp. nov. from the Russian Far East are described and figured. Descriptions of pupae and larvae of one indeterminate species, Parorthocladius sp. 1, are also presented. Keys to determination of adult males, pupae and fourth instar larvae of Far-Eastern species Parorthocladius are provided.