New atanatolica species from Ecuador (Trichoptera, leptoceridae)

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Holzenthal R.W.
Rázuri-Gonzales E.
Ríos-Touma B.
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Four new species of Atanatolica Mosely are described from Ecuador: A. andina sp. n., A. angulata sp. n., A. curvata sp. n., and A. decouxi sp. n. These species belong to the A. dominicana group and constitute new records of the genus from Chimborazo, Imbabura, and Napo Provinces. Additionally, A. andina sp. n. represents the highest elevation recorded for any species in the genus at 3900 m. Size class data are also presented suggesting continuous larval growth for the probable larva of A. decouxi sp. n., described and illustrated here. A new distribution record is provided for A. manabi from Carchi Province.
This research was supported by Universidad de Las Americas project AMB.BRT.17.005 “Diversidad y Distribución de Trichoptera de Ecuador” in collaboration with INABIO (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, ECUADOR) and University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station projects MIN17-017 and 17-094. We are grateful to José DeCoux (Los Cedros) for the facilities during our field trips. Andrea C. Encalada, Raúl Acosta, Gisella Bragado, Tobias Policha, Lina Pita, Jolanda Huisman, and Xavier Amigo (Nature Experience) kindly provided field assistance. We are grateful to Rafael Souza for his very useful suggestions to improve the manuscript and to Ana Previšić for her editorial assistance. ERG was funded by a FONDECYT-CONCYTEC doctoral fellowship (contract number 277-2015- FONDECYT). This support is gratefully acknowledged.
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Grumichellinae, Atanatolica, Andean countries