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Volume 2012, Article ID 916718, 7 pages
Review Article

Descriptions of New Species of Leucotrichiinae (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Brazil

1Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
2Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013, USA

Received 13 February 2012; Accepted 27 March 2012

Academic Editor: Ai-Ping Liang

Copyright © 2012 Robin E. Thomson. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two new species of Hydroptilidae (Trichoptera) from Brazil are described: Betrichia alibrachia sp. n. and Leucotrichia bicornuta sp.n. Both genera are members of the subfamily Leucotrichiinae. Illustrations of male genitalia are provided with each description. These additions bring the total world fauna of Betrichia to 9 species and Leucotrichia to 29 species.