Check List 16(2): 237-242, doi: 10.15560/16.2.237
Contribution to the mayflies (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) of Jordan
expand article infoIkhlas Alhejoj, Michel Sartori§|, Jean-Luc Gattolliat§|
‡ University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan§ University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland| Musée Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Abstract
We here treat four unreported or poorly known mayfly species from Jordan: Cheleocloeon soldani Gattolliat & Sartori, 2008, Cloeon vanharteni Gattolliat & Sartori, 2008, Baetis pacis Yanai & Gattolliat, 2018, and Caenis macrura Stephens, 1835. They are reported and morphologically distinguished from other local relatives. Caenis macrura is widely distributed in the Palaearctic, Ch. soldani and C. vanharteni originated from the Arabian Peninsula, and B. pacis is restricted to a small area in southern Levant. We provide a complete checklist of the Jordanian mayfly fauna and deliver an identification key to the nymphal stages.
Keywords
Check list, identification key, Levant, new records