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Additions to the list of Finnish Bibionomorpha (Diptera, Nematocera).

Salmela J, Kaunisto KM - Biodivers Data J (2015)

Bottom Line: A total of 12 gnat species are reported for the first time from Finland (3 Cecidomyiidae, 1 Keroplatidae, 8 Mycetophilidae), and the occurrence of Macroceranigropicea Lundström in Finland is verified.A photo of the ventral appendage of the gonocoxite of Brevicornusetigerum Zaitzev is provided for the first time.The male hypopygium of Mycetophilaharuspica Plassmann is redescribed.

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Affiliation: Parks & Wildlife Finland (Metsähallitus), Rovaniemi, Finland.

ABSTRACT
A total of 12 gnat species are reported for the first time from Finland (3 Cecidomyiidae, 1 Keroplatidae, 8 Mycetophilidae), and the occurrence of Macroceranigropicea Lundström in Finland is verified. All material was collected from the Finnish Lapland, mainly from the north boreal ecoregion. Two of the recorded species are likely to be pyrophilous, associated with forest fire sites. A photo of the ventral appendage of the gonocoxite of Brevicornusetigerum Zaitzev is provided for the first time. The male hypopygium of Mycetophilaharuspica Plassmann is redescribed.

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A map of Finnish Lapland and the collecting locaties of the Bibionomorpha species reported in the present paper. Green dots=middle boreal ecoregion, black dots=north boreal ecoregion, red diamonds=subalpine ecoregion. The map was created by using Google Maps.
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Figure 1552379: A map of Finnish Lapland and the collecting locaties of the Bibionomorpha species reported in the present paper. Green dots=middle boreal ecoregion, black dots=north boreal ecoregion, red diamonds=subalpine ecoregion. The map was created by using Google Maps.

Mentions: All material reported here was collected from Finnish Lapland (Fig. 1). Lapland is an administrative area, covering a land area of ca. 100k km2. The SW corner of the area, close to the Baltic Sea, is middle boreal. The central part of Lapland is north boreal: coniferous forests prevail in the landscape, but there are isolated tree-less fells. Northernmost Lapland is an oroarctic area, sometimes called subalpine ecoregion. Fells and mountain birch forests prevail; isolated pine forests occur in some river valleys. The length of the thermal growing season (i.e. the number of days with the average temperature greater than + 5 C degrees after snow melt) is ca. 140-150 days in the middle boreal and ca. 105-110 days in the subalpine ecoregion (http://ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/terminen-kasvukausi, website accessed28.4.2015).


Additions to the list of Finnish Bibionomorpha (Diptera, Nematocera).

Salmela J, Kaunisto KM - Biodivers Data J (2015)

A map of Finnish Lapland and the collecting locaties of the Bibionomorpha species reported in the present paper. Green dots=middle boreal ecoregion, black dots=north boreal ecoregion, red diamonds=subalpine ecoregion. The map was created by using Google Maps.
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Figure 1552379: A map of Finnish Lapland and the collecting locaties of the Bibionomorpha species reported in the present paper. Green dots=middle boreal ecoregion, black dots=north boreal ecoregion, red diamonds=subalpine ecoregion. The map was created by using Google Maps.
Mentions: All material reported here was collected from Finnish Lapland (Fig. 1). Lapland is an administrative area, covering a land area of ca. 100k km2. The SW corner of the area, close to the Baltic Sea, is middle boreal. The central part of Lapland is north boreal: coniferous forests prevail in the landscape, but there are isolated tree-less fells. Northernmost Lapland is an oroarctic area, sometimes called subalpine ecoregion. Fells and mountain birch forests prevail; isolated pine forests occur in some river valleys. The length of the thermal growing season (i.e. the number of days with the average temperature greater than + 5 C degrees after snow melt) is ca. 140-150 days in the middle boreal and ca. 105-110 days in the subalpine ecoregion (http://ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/terminen-kasvukausi, website accessed28.4.2015).

Bottom Line: A total of 12 gnat species are reported for the first time from Finland (3 Cecidomyiidae, 1 Keroplatidae, 8 Mycetophilidae), and the occurrence of Macroceranigropicea Lundström in Finland is verified.A photo of the ventral appendage of the gonocoxite of Brevicornusetigerum Zaitzev is provided for the first time.The male hypopygium of Mycetophilaharuspica Plassmann is redescribed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Parks & Wildlife Finland (Metsähallitus), Rovaniemi, Finland.

ABSTRACT
A total of 12 gnat species are reported for the first time from Finland (3 Cecidomyiidae, 1 Keroplatidae, 8 Mycetophilidae), and the occurrence of Macroceranigropicea Lundström in Finland is verified. All material was collected from the Finnish Lapland, mainly from the north boreal ecoregion. Two of the recorded species are likely to be pyrophilous, associated with forest fire sites. A photo of the ventral appendage of the gonocoxite of Brevicornusetigerum Zaitzev is provided for the first time. The male hypopygium of Mycetophilaharuspica Plassmann is redescribed.

No MeSH data available.


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