Chloronia hieroglyphica ( Rambur, 1842 ),

Andrade, Iury Cesar Pires De, Fernandes, André Silva & Krolow, Tiago Kütter, 2020, The Megaloptera (Insecta) of Tocantins State, Brazil, Zootaxa 4816 (1), pp. 144-148: 147

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Chloronia hieroglyphica ( Rambur, 1842 )


Chloronia hieroglyphica ( Rambur, 1842) 

Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 P–R

Diagnosis, male. Head light yellow with one dark spot on each side of dorsolateral part of occiput ( Fig. 2PView FIGURE 2). Antennae yellow with tip dark ( Fig. 2PView FIGURE 2). Pronotum light yellow with four dark spots, an anterior and a posterior pair ( Fig. 2PView FIGURE 2). Legs uniformly yellow ( Fig. 2PView FIGURE 2). Gonostyli IX distinctly narrowed and projected in form of sharp apical tooth ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 Q–R).

Female. Morphologically similar to the male, except for the genital characters.

Material examined. BRAZIL, Tocantins, Porto Nacional, 10°42’12.4” S, 48°23’26.8” W, 25.v.2005, leg. Rodrigues F.M. (1♀ CEUFT); Palmas, Vale do Vai Quem Quer , 10°23’38.9” S, 48°07’56.1” W, 13-14.xi.2017, leg. Krolow, TGoogleMaps  . K. e Equipe (5♀, 4♂ CEUFT); idem, 10°23’38.9” S, 48°07’56.1” W, 04-07.xii.2018, leg. Fernandes, A.S. e Equipe (33#, 24♂ CEUFT); Pedro Afonso, Rio Sono , 8°58’58.5” S, 48°09’05.3” W, 11-12.x.2018, leg. Krolow, TGoogleMaps  . K. e Equipe (1♂ CEUFT)  ;.

Distribution. Argentina, Brazil: Amazonas, Pará, Tocantins; French Guiana, Guyana, Mexico?, Panama, Peru, Venezuela ( Heckman 2017, Rafael & Câmara 2020).

AC = Acre, AM = Amazonas, AP  = Amapá, BA = Bahia, ES = Espírito Santo, GO = Goiás, MG = Minas Gerais, MT = Mato Grosso, PA  = Pará, PR = Paraná, RS = Rio Grande do Sul, RO = Rondônia, RR = Roraima, SC = Santa Catarina, SP = São Paulo, TO = Tocantins.


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