Plega hagenella (Westwood, 1867)

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: 279

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/15.2.275

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A487B4-406A-FFB8-47F3-BE15FE4601B3

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Plazi

scientific name

Plega hagenella (Westwood, 1867)
status

 

Plega hagenella (Westwood, 1867) 

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Diagnosis. This species has the body mostly yellow with dark-brown marks, pronotum broader than long, subapical flagellomeres white, foreleg with 1 pretarsal claw and forefemur with subbasal spine. Females with a long ovipositor.

Examined material. Brazil, Tocantins, Palmas, Fazenda Encantada , 10°15'0 2.6" S, 048°07'23.1" W, 09–10.xi. 2012, Krolow, T.K. & Lima, H.I.L. leg. (1♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps  ; Brazil, Tocantins, Ponte Alta do Bom Jesus , 12°05' 46.6" S, 046°29'0 6.6" W, 30.x.2016, Santos, M.A. leg. (1♀ CEUFT)GoogleMaps 

Distribution. Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia and Brazil: Roraima, Amazonas, Pará, Maranhão, Rio Grande do Norte, Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, and Minas Gerais ( Machado and Martins 2018, Ardila-Camacho et al. 2018).

New records. Tocantins: Palmas and Ponte Alta do Bom Jesus municipalities.

Comments. Plega hagenella  is somewhat similar to T. varia, especially in the body color pattern, but these species can be easily distinguished based on the presence of the subbasal spine in Plega  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Mantispidae

Genus

Plega