Mantispidae

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: 277

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/15.2.275

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A487B4-406C-FFBE-47F3-BC89FA1D01F8

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Plazi

scientific name

Mantispidae
status

 

Identification Key to the species of Mantispidae  from

Tocantins (modified from Penny 1982; Machado and

Rafael 2010)

1 Pronotum wider than long; foreleg with 2 pretarsal claws ...................................................................... 2

1' Pronotum longer than wide; foreleg with 1 pretarsal claw ........................................................................ 4

2 Forefemur with a subbasal spine............................ 3

2' Forefemur without a subbasal spine ........................ ..................................................... Trichoscelia varia 

3 Body yellow with black spots; forewing with a large amber spot in subcostal and radial cells; second radial cell straight with 5 veins originating from it ................................................... Anchieta fumosella 

3' Body dark brown with yellow spots; forewing hyaline; second radial cell slightly curved at distal area, with 2 veins originating from it ..... Plega hagenella 

4 Pronotum completely covered by setae ................. 5

4' Pronotum with setae only on the anterior and posterior ends ................................................................. 9

5 Body predominantly dark-red Haematomantispa sp. 

5' Body with a different color pattern ........................ 6

6 Body mostly green, pronotal setae arising from distinct bumps............................................................. 7

6 ʹ Body with a different color pattern, pronotal setae arising flush with pronotal surface......................... 8

7 Pterostigma and parts of pronotum light-red ........... ....................................... Zeugomantispa compellens 

7' Pterostigma and pronotum green ............................. .......................................... Zeugomantispa virescens 

8 Forewing pterostigma red, space between subcostal and radial veins hyaline, forefemur entirely dark- brown ventrally .................. Leptomantispa axillaris 

8' Forewing pterostigma dark-brown, space between subcostal and radial veins light-brown, forefemur with a ventral dark brown spot ................................ ................................................ Leptomantispa chaos 

9 Body dark-yellow with brown marks; pterostigma elongated, forewing with a large amber spot, foreleg midtarsomere equal or longer than other tarsomeres combined.............................. Entanoneura batesella 

9' Body brown to light-brown, pterostigma not elongated, forewing hyaline with small dark spots at base, foreleg midtarsomere shorter than other tarsomeres combined ................................................... 10

10 Forewing membrane with brown marks at base ...... ............................................... Dicromantispa moulti 

10' Forewing membrane hyaline at base.................... 11

11 Pterostigma reddish, male ventromedial lobe straight ............................................... Dicromantispa gracilis 

11 ʹ Pterostigma yellowish with tip brown, male ventromedial lobe curved.............. Dicromantispa hyalina