Revista Colombiana de Entomología
Print version ISSN 0120-0488
CASTILLO, MARÍA MERCEDES and PEREZ, BELKYS. Varipes (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in Venezuela: description of a new species. Rev. Colomb. Entomol. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.2, pp. 341-345. ISSN 0120-0488.
The genus Varipes is reported for the frst time for Venezuela. a new species of the genus Varipes is described. Nymphs of V. sancarlos n. sp. were collected in the San Carlos river, Cojedes. The morphology of the nymphs similar to descriptions of other Varipes species. Physical habitat and water quality conditions at the San Carlos River suggest that V. sancarlos can occur in moderately disturbed rivers.
Keywords : Mayfies nymphs; San Carlos river; Cojedes.