Two new Neuratelia Rondani (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) species from Western Palaearctic: a case of limited congruence between morphology and DNA sequence data

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:Kurina, O., Õunap, E., Põldmaa K.
Start Page:105
Date Published:16.04.

Two new Mycetophilidae species, Neuratelia jabalmoussae sp. n. and Neuratelia salmelai sp. n. are described
on the basis of material collected from Lebanon, Estonia and Finland. Detailed figures of male
terminalia and photographs of general facies are provided along with discussions of their morphological
distinction from sibling species. For the first time molecular characters are used to distinguish new fungus
gnat species. Molecular analysis relies on cytochrome oxidase subunit one (COI) but has additionally been
corroborated by information from the 28S and ITS2 regions of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Situations where
morphological and molecular data provide conflicting evidence for species delimitation are discussed. A
new country record from Georgia is provided for Neuratelia caucasica.

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