Soyedina amicalola Verdone & Kondratieff, 2017

Grubbs, Scott A. & Baumann, Richard W., 2019, Soyedina Ricker, 1952 (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) in the eastern Nearctic: review of species concepts, proposed morphology-based species groups, and description of a new species from North Carolina, Zootaxa 4658 (2), pp. 223-250: 238

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4658.2.2

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scientific name

Soyedina amicalola Verdone & Kondratieff, 2017
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Soyedina amicalola Verdone & Kondratieff, 2017  

Georgia Forestfly

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( Figs. 51–56 View FIGURES 51–56 , 81 View FIGURE 81 )

Soyedina amicalola Verdone et al. 2017:31   . Holotype ♂ (USNM), Little Amicalola Creek , Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson Co., Georgia, USA

Distribution. USA: GA ( DeWalt et al. 2019).

Material examined. USA, Georgia, Dawson Co., Little Amicalola Creek , Amicalola Falls State Park , 34.57233, -84.24107, 9 February 2017, C. Verdone & B.C. Kondratieff, 1 male (paratype; CSUIC) GoogleMaps   ; Union Co. , Frogtown Creek , Rte. 19, DeSoto Falls Recreation Area, 34.70649, -83.91634, 10 February 2017, C. Verdone & B.C. Kondratieff, 1 male (paratype; CSUIC) GoogleMaps  

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Amended description. The adult male was described in Verdone et al. (2017). In addition, the inner member of the epiproct terminates as a blunt process ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 51–56 ), apically triangular in shape and open caudally ( Figs. 53–55 View FIGURES 51–56 ). The female and larva are unknown.

Remarks. The SEM images provided herein are from the paratype male from Frogtown Creek. The inner epiproct member is unique among the eastern members of the genus. The outer paraproct lobe is robust with an anterior projection ( Figs. 51, 56 View FIGURES 51–56 ) and similar only to S. sheldoni   sp. nov. (see below). The placement of S. amicalola   into a species group is problematic since no other eastern species share epiproct characteristics.

Soyedina amicalola   is presently known from only two locations in the southern Blue Ridge Province in north Georgia ( Fig. 81 View FIGURE 81 ). Collecting efforts by the first author in February 2018 to the type locality and general vicinity resulted in no new material. The holotype and the two paratype males remained the only specimens known for this species until two more males were collected in February 2019 (C. Verdone, personal communication).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Nemouridae

Genus

Soyedina

Loc

Soyedina amicalola Verdone & Kondratieff, 2017

Grubbs, Scott A. & Baumann, Richard W. 2019
2019
Loc

Soyedina amicalola

Verdone 2017: 31
2017