New genus allocation for the cavernicole nicoletiids (Insecta: Zygentoma) of Aruba and description of their previously unknown males

Luis Espinasa, Ellise C. Cappuccio

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Abstract

Cubacubana arubana Mendes 1986, was described from only two female specimens. We describe the male morphology for the first time. Males have the diagnostic articulated submedian appendages on urosternum IV found in specimens of the genus Anelpistina, and Anelpistina arubana, n. comb., is proposed. DNA sequences of 16S rRNA also indicate that the species is widely distributed throughout caves of Aruba and not restricted to the single type locality cave.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-299
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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cavernicolous species
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Zygentoma
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cave
type locality
appendages
ribosomal RNA
nucleotide sequences
DNA
allocation

Keywords

  • 16S rRNA
  • Arikok
  • Cave
  • Nicoletiidae
  • Troglobite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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