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      A review of the Nearctic genus Zealeuctra Ricker (Plecoptera, Leuctridae), with the description of a new species from the Cumberland Plateau region of eastern North America

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          The stonefly genus Zealeuctra (Plecoptera: Leuctridae) is endemic to the central and eastern Nearctic regions and is presently comprised of 10 species. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to examine and redescribe two important diagnostic features typically used to identify and define the adult male stage: the large, anteriorly-recurved epiproct and the medial cleft of the ninth abdominal tergite. SEM was also employed to depict the posteromedial portion of female 7 th sternum. A new species, Z. ukayodi sp. n., is described from the Cumberland Plateau region of northeastern Alabama and Tennessee. The new species appears superficially similar to Z. talladega Grubbs, but is easily differentiated by characteristics of the male medial cleft. An updated taxonomic key to the males of Zealeuctra is provided.

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          The genus Zealeuctra and its position in the family Leuctridae (Plecoptera Insecta)

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            Systematics of Nearctic Paraleuctra With Description of a New Genus (Plecoptera Leuctridae)

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              The life cycle and drumming behavior ofZealeuctra claasseni(Frison) andZealeuctra hiteiricker and ross (Plecoptera Leuctridae) in Texas USA1

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                Contributors
                Journal
                Zookeys
                Zookeys
                ZooKeys
                ZooKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1313-2989
                1313-2970
                2013
                22 October 2013
                : 344
                : 17-47
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Department of Biology and Center for Biodiversity Studies, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, USA
                [2 ]Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523, USA
                [3 ]Department of Biology, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi, 39058, USA
                [4 ]University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 S Oak St., Champaign, Illinois, 61820, USA
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Scott A. Grubbs ( scott.grubbs@ 123456wku.edu )

                Academic editor: Christy Geraci

                Article
                10.3897/zookeys.344.5912
                3817434
                Scott A. Grubbs, Boris C. Kondratieff, Bill P. Stark, R. Edward DeWalt

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 (CC-BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Animal science & Zoology

                north america, new species, zealeuctra, leuctridae, plecoptera

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