NEW TAXA RECORDS FOR SAMPLES FROM PUERTO RICO
Recent sampling events conducted by NEON at two sites in southeastern Puerto Rico have yielded taxa that either have not been recorded or not yet been described. These new records include taxa from Coleoptera, Diptera, Hydrachnidia, Gastropoda, Lepidoptera, and Ephemeroptera. There is a lack of recent literature pertaining to distribution, taxonomic keys, and overall population studies in Puerto Rico for many of these groups. We take a preliminary look at these specimens, corresponding literature from nearby geographical locations, and discuss in-depth a possible new genus of water mite in the family Hygrobatidae.
Jennifer Shanteau (Primary Presenter/Author), GEI Consultants, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org;
Kimberly Gerlock (Co-Presenter/Co-Author), GEI Consultants, Inc., email@example.com;
Uttam Rai (Co-Presenter/Co-Author), GEI Consultants, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jeniffer Lynch (Co-Presenter/Co-Author), GEI Consultants, Inc., email@example.com;