Leptomantispa chaos Hoffman, 2002

Alvim, Breno Ganns Chaves, Machado, Renato Jose Pires & Krolow, Tiago Kütter, 2019, Mantidflies (Neuroptera, Mantispidae) from Tocantins state (Brazil): distribution and identification key, Check List 15 (2), pp. 275-285: 282

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/15.2.275

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A487B4-4069-FFBB-4476-BE8BFC7B0232

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scientific name

Leptomantispa chaos Hoffman, 2002
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Leptomantispa chaos Hoffman, 2002 

Figure 7A–H

Diagnosis. This species has the body predominantly yellow with light-brown marks, pronotum longer than broad with setae present throughout its entire length, wings with pterostigma dark-brown and space between subcostal and radial veins light-brown, foreleg with 2 pretarsal claws and with ventral dark-brown mark on the femur.

Examined material. Brazil, Tocantins, Porto Nacional, Fazenda São Judas Tadeo , 10°48'21.5" S, 048°26'13.6" W, 05.viii.2011, Krolow, T.K. & Equipe leg. (1♂ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  ; Brazil, Tocantins, Palmas, Fazenda Encantada , 10°15' 0 2.6" S, 048°07'23.1" W, 9–10.xi.2012, Krolow, T.K. & Lima, H.I.L. leg. (1♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  ; Brazil, Tocantins, Palmas, Roncadeira , 10°18.226' S, 048°08.338' W, 20–22. ii.2015, Krolow, T.K. (2♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  ; Brazil, Tocantins, Porto Nacional, Fazenda São Judas Tadeo , 10°48'21.5" S, 048°26'13.6" W, 27–29.iii.2015, Krolow, T.K. & Equipe leg. (2♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  ; Brazil, Tocantins, Pium, Centro de Pesquisa Canguçu , 09°58'44.4" S, 050°02'13.1" W, 1–02. xi.2016, Krolow, T.K. & Equipe leg. (2♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  ; Brazil, Tocantins, Palmas, Fazenda Encantada , 10°15'0 2.6" S, 048°07'23.1" W, 28.viii.2017, Krolow, T.K. & Equipe leg. (6♂, 7♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  ; Brazil, Tocantins, Palmas, Vale do vai quem quer, 10°23'40.1"S, 048°07'55.8" W, 13–14. xi.2017, Krolow, T. K. & Equipe leg. (1♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Guatemala, Panama, Venezuela, French Guiana, and Brazil: Amazonas and Pará ( Machado and Martins 2018).

New records. Tocantins: Palmas, Porto Nacional, and Pium municipalities.

Comments. Some of the specimens collected here were paler than described in the literature ( Machado and Rafael 2010). Our specimens had light-brown marks while previously reported specimens had dark-brown marks, which suggests a possibility of regional variation, as the male genitalia are consistent with the original description ( Hoffman 2002) and the later redescription ( Machado and Rafael 2010).