Description of the last instar larva and new contributions to the knowledge of the pupa of Dasyhelea mediomunda Minaya (Diptera, Culicomorpha, Ceratopogonidae).

Research paper by Florentina F Díaz, Danielle D Anjos-Santos, Amparo A Funes, María M MM Ronderos

Indexed on: 14 Jul '16Published on: 14 Jul '16Published in: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias


The fourth instar larva of Dasyhelea mediomunda Minaya is described for the first time and a complete description of the pupa is provided, through use of phase-contrast microscope and scanning electron microscope. Studied specimens were collected in a pond connected to a small wetland "mallin" on the Patagonian steppe, Chubut province, Argentina.