Nyctiophylax (Paranyctiophylax) africanus, Oláh & Johanson, 2010

Oláh, János & Johanson, Kjell Arne, 2010, Fifteen new Trichoptera (Insecta) species from Sumatra, Indonesia, Zootaxa 2618 (1), pp. 1-35: 13

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Nyctiophylax (Paranyctiophylax) africanus

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Nyctiophylax (Paranyctiophylax) africanus   , new species group

Species in this group are characterized by possessing less elongated, triangularly bilobed, and V-shaped gonopods. In addition, the ventral lobe of each gonopod is usually short and, in most species, each gonopod has only a ventral paraproctal process, although a dorsal paraproctal process is present in a few Oriental species.

This species group is primarily distributed in the Afrotropical Region, with a few species in the Oriental Region. The following 15 species are classified in this group: N. adaequatus Wang and Yang   ( China: Henan), N. africanus Kimmins   ( Uganda), N. anosib Oláh and Johanson   ( Madagascar), N. aristaios Malicky   ( Thailand), N. armigera Jacquemart   ( Congo), N. aurorae Gibon   ( Ghana), N. brenguesi Gibon   ( Ghana), N. cascadensis Malicky   ( Vietnam), N. cornifera Gibon (Ivory Cost)   , N. kilah Oláh and Johanson   ( Madagascar), N. mentor Malicky and Chantaramongkol   ( Thailand), N. meridionalis Marlier   ( Angola), N. mintin Oláh and Johanson   ( Vietnam), N. nahum Malicky and Chantaramongkol   ( Thailand), and N. orientalis Marlier   ( Congo).