Neobarombiella mendica ( Weise, 1909 ), Bolz & Wagner, 2012

Bolz, Helmut & Wagner, Thomas, 2012, 3463, Zootaxa 3463, pp. 1-112: 43-46

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scientific name

Neobarombiella mendica ( Weise, 1909 )
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comb. n.

Neobarombiella mendica ( Weise, 1909)   comb. n.

( Figs 65–68)

Monolepta (Candezea) mendica Weise, 1909: 209   .

Monolepta pruni Bryant, 1937: 160   syn. n.

Barombiella mimula Laboissière, 1939: 163   syn. n.

Total length. 4.30–6.15 mm (mean: 5.15 mm) (n=19).

Head. Frons and vertex yellowish- or brownish-red, basal section of head rarely black, as in type of Candezea mendica   ,; labrum, labial and maxillary palpi brown, reddish- or yellowish-brown. Antenna usually pale yellow, rarely reddish-yellow, antennomeres broad, last four antennomeres darker towards apex ( Figs 65, 67). Length of second to third antennomere 0.75–0.88 (mean: 0.84), and length of third to fourth antennomere 0.44–0.57 (mean: 0.50). Eyes small and widely separated ( Fig. 65), width of eye to interocular distance 0.38–0.55 (mean: 0.44).

Thorax. Pronotum yellowish-brown, brownish-red to dark brown, very finely and irregularly punctuated, pronotal width 1.46–2.22 mm (mean: 1.79 mm), pronotal length 0.74–1.12 mm (mean: 0.90 mm), and pronotal length to width 0.45–0.54 (mean: 0.50). Elytron a glossy black, apical quarter red to brownish-red, This apical colouring can extend anteriad as thin line along lateral margins up to middle of elytron; elytron very rarely entirely black, as in type of Monolepta pruni   ; slender, punctuation much coarser than pronotum; elytral length 3.15–5.50 mm (mean: 4.03 mm), elytral width 2.00– 3.60 mm (mean: 2.70 mm), and maximal width of both elytra to length of elytron 0.60–0.70 (mean: 0.66; Fig. 65). Meso- and metathorax yellowish-brown; legs brownish- or yellowish-red, and length of basi-metatarsus to metatibia 0.42–0.56 (mean: 0.50).

Abdomen. Entirely yellowish-brown or brown.

Male genitalia. Median lobe short, broad, and straight, with a short conical apex which is deeply incised ( Fig. 67); a single pair of ventral sclerotized ridges posteriad of apical incision; endophallic brush stout with single pair of slender spiculae, covered by tectum and median lobe.

Diagnosis. Neobarombiella mendica   can be easily distinguished from most other species of Neobarombiella   by its peculiar colouring. Only N. apicalis   and N. salisburiensis   have the same dorsal colouring, but N. mendica   can be differentiated by its broad antennomeres (length of second to third antennomere in N. mendica   0.75–0.88, N. apicalis   0.60–0.75, N. salisburiensis   0.72–0.83; length of third to fourth antennomere in N. mendica   0.44–0.57, N. apicalis   0.69–0.83, N. salisburiensis   0.75–0.85; Figs 54, 67, 117). Larger specimens of N. punctatolineata   are also similar to N. mendica   in appearance, but have an entirely brownish dorsum without a pale elytral apex. Their antennomeres have similar morphometrics to N. apicalis   , i. e. they are also far more slender than in N. mendica   ( Fig. 50).

Distribution. Recorded from Sao Tomé, Cameroon and Gabon in the west, through the Congo Basin towards Kenya and along the east coast of Africa as far south as eastern South Africa ( Fig. 68).

Type material examined. Monolepta mendica   . Lectotype, female: “Type / Kilimandjaro, Sjöstedt. 1905-6 / Kibonoto, 1300–1900 m. / Candez., mendica m / ex. coll., J. Weise / AfriGa, specimen ID:, 1067, specimen data, documented, 6.VI.2006 ” ( MNHU; Fig. 69). Weise mentioned two specimens from Kibonoto , but only one has been located and is here designated as lectotype. Type locality: Tanzania, Kibonoto, 3°09’S / 36°51’E. GoogleMaps  

Monolepta pruni   . Holotype, male: “ Uganda 6000, Mitanda, 1.III.1932, H. Hargreaves / 6 specimens, eating leaves, of plum., ( Prunus   ) / Monolepta, (Candezea), pruni Bryant   , Type, Det. G. E. Bryant / Type / AfriGa, specimen ID, 1108, specimen data, documented, 15.II.2005 ” ( BMNH; Fig. 70). Although the original description does not refer to a precise number of specimens, there are seven specimens available from the type locality, collected on the documented date. Only one of these specimens bears an additional “Type”, in Bryant’s handwriting, on the original label, and can therefore be considered as holotype by inference. The six remaining specimens belong to different species. Type locality: Uganda, Mitanda, 2°06'N / 32°19'E. GoogleMaps  

Barombiella mimula   . Lectotype, male: “Type / Musée du Congo, Kikwit, 1920, P. Vanderijst / Barombiella   , mimula, m, V. Laboissière Dét. / Type, B. mimula   / Holotypus / R. Det., C, 3641 / AfriGa, specimen ID:, 1225, specimen data, documented, 6.IV.2006 / Lectotypus Th. Wagner desig. 2008 Barombiella mimula Lab.   ” (last cited label not included in figure; MRAC; Fig. 71). Laboissière gave no details regarding specimen numbers in his description. As there are four type specimens available, a lectotype is here designated. Type locality: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kikwit, 5°02’S / 18°49’E GoogleMaps   .— Paralectotypes: the three remaining specimens are paralectotypes; 1 ex., same data as Lectotype ( IRSN); 2 ex. Congo da Lemba, 5°42'S / 13°42'E, I./ II.1913, R GoogleMaps   . Mayne ( MRAC).

Other material examined. Burundi. 1 ex., Bururi, 3°57'S / 29°37'E, III.1953 GoogleMaps   , P. Basilewsky ( MRAC).— Cameroon. 1 ex., Abong   GoogleMaps , 3°54'N / 12°25'E, IV.1936, F. G. Merfield ( BMNH); 2 ex., Jaunde-Stat. , 3°51'N / 11°35'E GoogleMaps   , Zenker S ( MNHU).— Democratic Republic of the Congo. 1 ex., Albertville , 5°56'S / 29°12'E GoogleMaps   , XII.1918 GoogleMaps   , R. Mayné ( MRAC); 1 ex., Bakusu   GoogleMaps , 0°02'N / 18°16'E, IX.1912, R. Mayné ( MRAC); 1 ex., Kamaiembi , Lueho, 7°17’S / 22°38’E GoogleMaps   , IX.1921, H. Schouteden ( MRAC); 1 ex., Haut-Uele , Moto, 2°27’N / 26°25’E GoogleMaps   , 1922, L. Burgeon ( MRAC); 1 ex., Bas Uele , 1926, Fr. Joseph ( MRAC); 1 ex., Sankuru, Komi, 3°34’S / 23°16’E GoogleMaps   , III.1930 GoogleMaps   , J. Ghesquiere ( MRAC); 1 ex., Komi   GoogleMaps , Lodja, 3°29’S / 23°26’E, I.1930, J. Ghesquiere ( MRAC); 10 ex., Rutshuru , 1°11’S / 29°26’E GoogleMaps   ,

I.1937, J. Ghesquiere ( MRAC); 18 ex., Bambesa , 3°28'N / 25°43'E GoogleMaps   , III.1937 – I.1940, J. Vrydagh / J. V. Leroy / P. Henrard ( MRAC); 1 ex., Brabanta , 4°25'S / 20°20'E GoogleMaps   , IV.– V.1949 GoogleMaps   , P. Henrard ( MRAC); 1 ex., Bukima   GoogleMaps , 5°21'S / 24°29'E, IV.1948, J. V. Leroy ( MRAC); 6 ex., Uele, Dingila , 3°39'N / 26°04'E GoogleMaps   , VI.–IX.1933 GoogleMaps   , H. J. Brédo / J. V. Leroy ( MRAC); 2 ex., Tshuapa, Ikela   GoogleMaps , 1°11'S / 23°16'E, 1955– X.1956, R. P. Lootens / R. Degnide ( MRAC); 1 ex., Ubangi, Karawa , 3°20'N / 20°18'E GoogleMaps   , 1937, Rév. Wallin ( MRAC); 1 ex., Kasai , 2°58'N / 24°09'E GoogleMaps   , L. Achten ( MRAC); 1 ex., Kivu, Kashewe , 1°58'S / 28°30'E GoogleMaps   , I.1962, Dr. R. Kiss ( MRAC); 1 ex., Kivu, Kinyamahura , 1°18'S / 29°33'E GoogleMaps   , VIII.1934 GoogleMaps   , G. F. de Witte ( MRAC); 1 ex., Kivu, Ibanda   GoogleMaps , 2°13'S / 17°02'E, 1952, M. Vandelannoite ( MRAC); 1 ex., Lac Mokoto, Kishale , 8°00'S / 28°16'E GoogleMaps   , IX.1935, Dr. H. Damas ( MRAC); 16 ex., Uele , 2°00'N / 24°00'E GoogleMaps   , X.1938, R. v. d. Veen ( RMNH); 3 ex., Kisantu , 5°07'S / 15°05'E GoogleMaps   , P. Goosens ( MRAC); 1 ex., Katanga, Kolwezi , 10°43'S / 25°28'E GoogleMaps   , 1962, Dr. V. Allard ( MRAC); 1 ex., Lokandu , 5°48'S / 13°00'E GoogleMaps   , III.1939 GoogleMaps   , Capt. Marée ( MRAC); 2 ex., Mayidi   GoogleMaps , 5°11'S / 15°09'E, 1942, Rév. P. van Eyen ( MRAC); 1 ex., Mayumbe , 4°30'S / 12°30'E GoogleMaps   , 1917, R. Mayné ( MRAC); 1 ex., Mondombe , 0°54'S / 22°48'E GoogleMaps   , X.1912, R. Mayné ( MRAC); 10 ex., Kivu, Mulungu , 2°20'S / 28°47'E GoogleMaps   , 1939– XI.1951, F. L. Hendrickx ( MRAC); 1 ex., S. O. Victoria, Nyansa See 9°41'S / 33°02'E GoogleMaps   , G. A. Fischer ( MNHU); 1 ex., Victoria, Nyanza , 9°41'S / 33°02'E GoogleMaps   , 1908, Dr. E. Bayon ( MCSG); 1 ex., Ruwenzori, P. N. Albert , 7°43'S / 17°51'E GoogleMaps   , II.– III.1937 GoogleMaps   , Hackars ( MRAC); 13 ex., Rutshuru   GoogleMaps , 1°11'S / 29°27'E, IV.– V.1937   , J. Ghesquière ( MRAC); 3 ex., N. Lac Kivu, Rwankwi, XII.1947 – VII.1951 GoogleMaps   , J. V. Leroy ( MRAC); 1 ex., Yangambi   GoogleMaps , 0°47'N / 24°28'E, XII.1939 GoogleMaps   , P. Henrard ( MRAC); 1 ex., Eala-Bokatola-Bikoro, 0°04'N / 18°17'E, IX.–X.1930, Dr. P. Staner ( MRAC); 4 ex., P. N. Albert, 7°43'S / 17°51'E GoogleMaps   , II.1953 – VIII   .1957, P. Vanschuytbroeck / J. Kekenbosch / H. Synave ( IRSN); 2 ex., P. N. Upemba, 8°30'S / 26°00'E GoogleMaps   , VI.1947 – II.1948, G. F. de Witte ( MRAC); 1 ex., Reg. de Sassa , 3°30'N / 20°30'E GoogleMaps   , 1895–1896, Colmant ( MRAC).— Equatorial Guinea. 2 ex., 02°00’N / 10°00’E GoogleMaps   , Dr. L. Báguena ( MNCN); 11 ex., Evinayong , 01°06’N / 10°17’E GoogleMaps   , Dr. L. Báguena ( MNCN); 2 ex., Bata, Valle de Mbia , 01°51’N / 09°45’E GoogleMaps   , Dr. L. Báguena ( MNCN); 1 ex., Alto Benito, Evinayong , 01°06’N / 10°17’E GoogleMaps   , Dr. L. Báguena ( MNCN); 1 ex., Isla de Elobey , 00°59’N / 09°30’E GoogleMaps   , Escalera ( MNCN); 1 ex., Nkoletangan , 3°30'N / 08°42'E GoogleMaps   , XI.1907 – V   .1908, G. Tessmann ( MNHU).— Kenya. 1 ex., Nyeri, 0°25'S / 36°57'E GoogleMaps   , I.1948, Miss. M. Steele ( NMK).— Rwanda. 1 ex., Muhavura , 1°23'S / 29°40'E GoogleMaps   , I.1953, P.Basilewsky ( MRAC); 1 ex., Biumba, Gatsibu , 1°34'S / 30°14'E GoogleMaps   , II.1953, P. Basilewsky ( MRAC); 8 ex., Kagogo , 2°00'S / 30°00'E GoogleMaps   , I.1953, P. Basilewsky ( MRAC); 1 ex., Kabayaea, Ruhengeri , 1°45'S / 29°32'E GoogleMaps   , IX.1951, A. E. Bertrand ( MRAC); 1 ex., Nyekebuye , 2°34'S / 29°01'E GoogleMaps   , II.1983, H. Mühle ( MNHU).— South Africa. 1 ex., Empangeni , 28°44'S / 31°54'E GoogleMaps   , X.1977, P. Reavell ( SANC); 2 ex., Natal, Estcourt , 29°00'S / 29°53'E GoogleMaps   , XI.1892, G. A. K. Marshall ( NMK); 2 ex., E. Cape Prov., Katberg , 32°31'S / 26°38'E GoogleMaps   , XII.1932 GoogleMaps   , B. E. Turner ( BMNH); 3 ex., Transvaal, Loskopdam   GoogleMaps , 25°27'S / 29°24'E, XII.1985 GoogleMaps   , C. Moolman ( SANC); 1 ex., Malvern   GoogleMaps , 29°53'S / 30°55'E, 1896 ( NMK).— Tanzania. 1 ex., Amani , 05°06'S / 38°38'E GoogleMaps   , XII.1906 GoogleMaps   , Vosseler ( MNHU); 1 ex., Usambara, Derema   GoogleMaps , 5°00'S / 38°15'E, L. Conradt ( MNHU).— Zimbabwe. 1 ex., Mt. Selinda, Chirinda Forest , 20°25'S / 32°43'E GoogleMaps   , I.1959, A. C. van Bruggen ( SANC)   .

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

IRSN

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

MCSG

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Grosseto

MNCN

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

NMK

National Museums of Kenya

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Neobarombiella

Loc

Neobarombiella mendica ( Weise, 1909 )

Bolz, Helmut & Wagner, Thomas 2012
2012
Loc

Barombiella mimula Laboissière, 1939: 163

Laboissiere, V. 1939: 163
1939
Loc

Monolepta pruni

Bryant, G. E. 1937: 160
1937
Loc

Monolepta (Candezea) mendica

Weise, J. 1909: 209
1909