Ephemeroptera Galactica

Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) Fauna of Venezuela: Checklist of Species

Maria M. Chacón, Samuel Segnini, Manuel L. Pescador, and Michael D. Hubbard

Knowledge of the systematics of the mayfly fauna of Venezuela is limited. Of the approximately 442 mayfly species currently known in South America, only 32 species (7.2%) have been reported from Venezuela. This enormous gap in faunal composition undoubtedly reflects the history of collecting in certain countries rather than the actual taxon richness. The checklist herein provides currently known mayfly species of Venezuela. The checklist will be constantly updated as data become available. It is our intent to provide a comprehensive documentation of the diversity of mayflies of Venezuela, including future GIS spatial analysis of the bioregional distribution of the fauna. Integration of these data with landscape variables will contribute fundamental information for more cost-effective and successful conservation programs in the country.

FAMILY BAETIDAE

FAMILY EUTHYPLOCIIDAE

FAMILY LEPTOHYPHIDAE

FAMILY LEPTOPHLEBIIDAE

FAMILY OLIGONEURIIDAE

FAMILY POLYMITARCYIDAE

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