Baetis bundyae (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae), described from Arctic Canada is found in northernmost Europe
2014 (English)In: Canadian Entomologist, ISSN 0008-347X, Vol. 146, no 6, 621-629 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The taxonomy and identification of mayflies of the Baetis vernus group (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) represents a major challenge in both Europe and North America. The recent description of B. jaervii Savolainen from Finland, a species taxonomically close to the Palaearctic taxon Baetis macani Kimmins and the Nearctic B. bundyae Lehmkuhl, called for clarification of the status and distribution of these species in northernmost Europe. We generated mtDNA COI sequences for establishing the identity of the collected samples. Based on these data we conclude that B. bundyae does occur in northeastern Finland in sympatry with B. macani. Accordingly, this taxon shows a highly interesting distributional pattern across the Nearctic and western Palaearctic regions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 146, no 6, 621-629 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98555DOI: 10.4039/tce.2014.21ISI: 000345121600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98555DiVA: diva2:784605