Sisyra minuta Esben-Petersen, 1935,

Assmar, Alice Carvalho & Calor, Adolfo Ricardo, 2020, The spongillafly genus Sisyra Burmeister, 1839 (Neuroptera: Sisyridae) from Brazil: Distributional, taxonomical and bionomical notes, Zootaxa 4802 (2), pp. 374-382: 376

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4802.2.10

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scientific name

Sisyra minuta Esben-Petersen, 1935
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Sisyra minuta Esben-Petersen, 1935 

( Figs 1–2View FIGURES 1–7, 8–11View FIGURES 8–11)

Sisyra minuta Esben-Petersen, 1935:152  [description]; Parfin & Gurney 1956:478 [revision]; Penny 1981:164 [record]; Flint 2006:281 [record].

Remarks. Esben-Petersen (1935) described this species based on a male specimen from “Taderinha”, Brazil, which according to Parfin & Gurney (1956) is a misspelling to “Taperinha” (Amazonas, Brazil). Later, Penny (1981) and Flint (2006) recorded S. minuta  from Manaus city, Amazonas state, Brazil, with specimens from Adolpho Ducke Reserve ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1–7).

Esben-Petersen (1935) described the species as small, with yellowish brown forewing and hyaline hind wing ( Figs 8–9View FIGURES 8–11), without providing a description of the male genitalia. Parfin & Gurney (1956) and Penny (1981) illustrated and described the male genitalia of the holotype; however, important structures were not highlighted. Therefore, additional illustrations of this species are here presented in order to complement previous illustrations of the male genitalia ( Figs 10–11View FIGURES 8–11).

The remarkable characteristic of S. minuta  is the short male gonocoxite 9, with the apex sharply pointed dorsoventrally; “beak-like” as stated by Penny (1981). The specimen analyzed in this paper has differences in the male genitalia from what is described and illustrated in the literature. These differences could be attributed to the angle of the genitalia during the illustration or drawing styles. The primary differences are in the gonostyle 11, which has almost same size than the apex, with a lateral “finger-like” joint to the gonocoxite 9 ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 8–11). In addition, the sharply pointed apex of gonocoxite 9 has a second projection on the inner region, which bears a distal seta ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 8–11). Parfin & Gurney (1956) illustrated the male genitalia of S. minuta  showing a small gonostyle 11, without lateral joint, and the sharply pointed apex of the gonocoxite 9, without an inner projection. Penny (1981) did not identify the inner small projection of the gonocoxite 9, but highlighted three sharply pointed structures, which could be interpreted as the gonostyle 11, the gonocoxite 9 apex and the lateral joint of the gonostyle 11 with gonocoxite 9, which could appear as a sharp projection depending on the view.

Material examined. BRAZIL: Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Adolpho Ducke , 3°5’0” S 60°0’0” W, 14– 18.xi.2009, Malaise trap, Mendonça, M.M., 1 male ( UFBA, N0040)GoogleMaps  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Sisyridae

Genus

Sisyra

Loc

Sisyra minuta Esben-Petersen, 1935

Assmar, Alice Carvalho & Calor, Adolfo Ricardo 2020
2020
Loc

Sisyra minuta

Esben-Petersen 1935: 152
1935