Canterbury Museum Mayfly Collection

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This is a collection amassed primarily by Terry R Hitchings at Canterbury Museum, New Zealand. Mr. Hitchings began collecting, curating, identifying and describing new species from the collection in the early 1990s, incorporating the existing Canterbury Museum mayfly collections into this work. From the late 2000s, Mr. Hitchings son Timothy R Hitchings began working with his father on the collection. Their work on the group is ongoing. A project to fully catalogue this collection was completed a couple of years ago.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ridden J (2021): Canterbury Museum Mayfly Collection. v1. Canterbury Museum. Dataset/Occurrence.


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Occurrence; Specimen; New Zealand; Ephemeroptera


Johnathon Ridden
  • Content Provider
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Curator Natural History
Canterbury Museum
11 Rolleston Avenue
8013 Christchurch
03-366 5000
Scott Reeves
  • Point Of Contact
Canterbury Museum
11 Rolleston Avenue
8013 Christchurch
03-366 5000

Geographic Coverage

Geographic coverage is across the three main islands of New Zealand, with some sub-Antarctic island material. The main focus on the South Island, as the Hitchings are based in Christchurch.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-65.513, -153.984], North East [-28.613, 157.852]

Taxonomic Coverage

This data covers the majority of described species of Ephemeroptera recorded in New Zealand.

Family Leptophlebiidae, Tachinidae
Genus Atalophlebioides, Austroclima, Deleatidium, Nesameletus, Tepakia, Zephlebia
Species Acanthophlebia cruentata, Ameletopsis perscitus, Arachnocolus phillipsi, Atalophlebioides cromwelli, Auporiella pohei, Austroclima jollyae, Austroclima sepia, Austronella planulata, Coloburiscus humeralis, Cryophlebia aucklandensis, Deleatidium acerbum, Deleatidium angustum, Deleatidium atricolor, Deleatidium autumnale, Deleatidium branchiola, Deleatidium cerinum, Deleatidium cornutum, Deleatidium crawfordi, Deleatidium fumosum, Deleatidium insolitum, Deleatidium kawatiri, Deleatidium kiwa, Deleatidium lillii, Deleatidium magnum, Deleatidium myzobranchia, Deleatidium patricki, Deleatidium rapidum, Deleatidium townsi, Deleatidium vernale, Deleatidium wardorum, Ichthybotus bicolor, Ichthybotus hudsoni, Isothraulus abditus, Mauiulus aquilus, Mauiulus luma, Neozephlebia scita, Nesameletus austrinus, Nesameletus flavitinctus, Nesameletus murihiku, Nesameletus ornatus, Nesameletus vulcanus, Oniscigaster distans, Oniscigaster wakefieldi, Rallidens mcfarlanei, Rallidens platydontis, Siphlaenigma janae, Tepakia caligata, Zephlebia borealis, Zephlebia dentata, Zephlebia inconspicua, Zephlebia nebulosa, Zephlebia pirongia, Zephlebia spectabilis, Zephlebia tuberculata, Zephlebia versicolor

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1914-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name Canterbury Museum Mayfly Collection
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset will provide information on freshwater mayflies species to inform change over time and environmental conditions of freshwater ecosystems in New Zealand.
Maintenance Description This resource will be updated overtime as the collection is added to and databased.
Alternative Identifiers CMNZmayfly
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