Re-examination of the Larva of the Mayfly Genus Compsoneuria. Eaton (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) From Ile-Ife, South-western Nigeria.


ABSTRACT. Sequel to a recent re-evaluation of the heptageniid mayfly genus, Compsoneuria Eaton; the larva of an unknown species earlier reported from Ile-Ife was re-examined and additional diagnostic features highlighted. Compared with the descriptions of the five species of the genus that occur in the Afrotropical region, features of the larva agree with those of C. njalensis Kimmins thereby confirming the presence of the species in Nigeria. Geographical distribution of the species is briefly discussed

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