Check List 16(2): 229-236, doi: 10.15560/16.2.229
Contribution to the mayflies (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) of Israel and the Palestinian Authority
expand article infoZohar Yanai§, Michel Sartori§, Jean-Luc Gattolliat§
‡ University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland§ Musée Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne, Switzerland
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We here list four unreported mayfly species from Israel and the Palestinian Authority: Cloeon vanharteni Gattolliat & Sartori, 2008, Cheleocloeon soldani Gattolliat & Sartori, 2008, Oligoneuriella orontensis Koch, 1980 and Prosopistoma oronti Alouf, 1977. They are reported, morphologically distinguished from other local relatives, and sequenced for their mitochondrial COI barcoding segment. Two species, C. vanharteni and Ch. soldani, are known from the Arabian Peninsula, while O. orontensis and P. oronti are Levantine (with wide or more restricted ranges), emphasizing the importance of the Jordan River catchment as a biogeographic meeting-point.

Biogeography, Levant, new record