Neobarombiella vittigera ( Weise, 1912 ), Bolz & Wagner, 2012

Bolz, Helmut & Wagner, Thomas, 2012, 3463, Zootaxa 3463, pp. 1-112: 47-50

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scientific name

Neobarombiella vittigera ( Weise, 1912 )
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comb. n.

Neobarombiella vittigera ( Weise, 1912)   comb. n.

( Figs 72–75)

Monolepta vittigera Weise, 1912: 93   .

Barombia quadrilineata Laboissiere, 1921: 287   syn. n.

Total length. 5.15–8.25 mm (mean: 6.32 mm) (n=18).

Head. Frons and vertex yellow to brownish-yellow, often with medial, black, semi-triangular spot on vertex. Labrum, labial and maxillary palpi yellow to brownish-yellow. Antenna yellow at base, becoming brownish to brown towards terminal antennomere ( Figs 72), sometimes with annulate appearance when base of each antennomere is paler than apical section; length of second to third antennomere 0.62–0.73 (mean: 0.67), and length of third to fourth antennomere 0.64–0.69 (mean: 0.66). Eyes very large and ovate, protruding distinctly ( Fig. 72), width of eye to interocular distance 0.56–0.65 (mean: 0.61).

Thorax. Pronotum yellow to brownish-yellow, glossy, very minutely punctuated; very broad and strongly trapezoidal; pronotal width 0.90–1.42 mm (mean: 1.08 mm), pronotal length 1.74–2.80 mm (mean: 2.16 mm), and pronotal length to width 0.47–0.53 (mean: 0.50). Elytron slender, glossy, coarsely punctuated, yellow, each with dark brown to black medial longitudinal line and another parallel to outer margin; entire elytron finely margined with black; elytral length 4.00– 6.20 mm (mean: 4.91 mm), elytral width 2.60–3.90 mm (mean: 3.19 mm), and maximal width of both elytra to length of elytron 0.62–0.71 (mean: 0.65; Fig. 72). Meso- and metathorax brownish-yellow. Femur yellow, tibia and tarsus yellowish-brown or entirely brown, and length of basi-metatarsus to metatibia 0.48–0.55 (mean: 0.52).

Abdomen. Entirely yellow or brownish-yellow.

Male genitalia. Median lobe slightly enlarged apically; apex with broad V-shaped incision in ventral view; single pair of distinctly sclerotized, parallel ridges ventrally, each with slight sub-apical protrudence; endophallic brush with single pair of long, slender, and strongly sclerotized spiculae ( Fig. 73).

Diagnosis. Neobarombiella vittigera   can easily be distinguished from most other Neobarombiella species   by its lined elytra. Yellow elytron with black longitudinal lines are only found in N. bilineata   , N. pictipennis   , N. lineata   sp. n. and N. reichartzi   sp. n. These four species can be distinguished by having a single black line, whilst N. vittigera   has a second lateral line, running parallel to the outer margin of each elytron ( Figs 30, 72, 121, 161, 177). Since elytral colour patterns are highly variable in these beetles, other characters should be examined to effect a reliable identification. Characteristics of the median lobe will allow differentiation between these species ( Figs 73, 122, 162, 178). The antenna of N. reichartzi   sp. n. are more slender than those of N. vittigera   ( Figs 72, 74, 177, 179). Although these two species occur sympatrically, the pronotum is on average longer and more slender in N. vittigera   , pronotal length to width 0.47–0.53 (mean: 0.50), and 0.43–0.48 (mean: 0.45) in N. reichartzi   sp. n. ( Figs 72, 177). Neobarombiella lineata   is much smaller than N. vittigera   , with a total length of 2.90–5.05 ( N. vittigera   5.15–8.25), its second and third antennomere are sub-equal in length, length of second to third antennomere 0.75–0.83 ( N. vittigera   0.62–0.73) ( Figs 72, 74, 161, 163), and it has much smaller eyes, width of eye to interocular distance 0.40–0.47 ( N. vittigera   0.56–0.65). The antennomeres in N. pictipennis   are longer and far more slender, length of second to third antennomere 0.78 (0.62–0.73 in N. vittigera   ); length of third to fourth antennomere 0.75 (0.64–0.69 in N. vittigera   ) ( Figs 31, 74). Neobarombiella bilineata   is very similar to N. vittigera   , but can be recognized by its smaller and more widely separated eyes, width of eyes to the interocular distance 0.56–0.65 (0.41–0.48 in N. vittigera   ) and its longer and more slender pronotum, pronotal length to width 0.53–0.57 (0.47–0.53 in N. vittigera   ) ( Figs 72, 121).

Distribution. Central and east Africa, recorded from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola eastwards, as far as Burundi in the North and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in the South ( Fig. 75).

Type material examined. Monolepta vittigera   . Type material of this species is not known to us, but the identity of this very characteristic species can be derived from Weise’s detailed description.

Barombia quadrilineata   . Lectotype, female: “Museum Paris, Angola, Benguéla, Capelongo-Dongo, Mission Rohan-Chabot, 1914 / Barombia   , quadrilineata, m., V. Laboissière – Dét. / Type / AfriGa, specimen ID:, 1241, specimen data, documented, 20.IX.2004 ” ( MNHN; Fig. 76). Since Laboissière recorded two different collecting sites it can be inferred that he based his description on more than one specimen. Two specimens are available in the MNHN collection and a lectotype is here designated. Type locality: Angola, Benguela, 12°34’S / 13°24’E GoogleMaps   .— Paralectotype: the other specimen with the same label data as the lectotype is a paralectotype ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   .

Other material examined. Angola. 3 ex., Mt. Moco , Luimbale, 12°28'S / 15°11'E, III GoogleMaps   .1934, K. Jordan ( BMNH)   ; 1 ex., 12°30'S / 18°30'E, 1932–1933 ( ZMUH) GoogleMaps   .— Burundi. 1 ex., Mosso , 3°30'S / 30°00'E, II.1963, G. Pierrard ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Mugara , 3°18'S / 29°56'E, 1965, J. J. Rwabuneza ( MRAC).— Democratic Republic of the GoogleMaps  

Congo. 1 ex., Equateur, Bokuma , 0°06'S / 18°42'E, III GoogleMaps   .1954, R. P. Lootens ( MRAC)   ; 1 ex., Kasongo, Niembo , 07°22'S / 25°51'E, VI GoogleMaps   .1918, R. Mayné ( MRAC)   ; 2 ex., Katanga, Ditanto , 10°15'S / 25°53'E, X.1925, Ch. Seydel ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Katanga, Kambowe , 10°52'S / 26°38'E, VIII GoogleMaps   .1907, S. A. Neave ( BMNH)   ; 2 ex., Katanga, Kipopo , 11°34'S / 27°21'E, X.1961, Don R GoogleMaps   . Maréchal ( MRAC)   ; 1 ex., Katanga, Kolwezi , 10°43'S / 25°28'E, III GoogleMaps   .1958, Dr. V   . Allard ( MRAC)   ; 3 ex., Lac Tanganyika, Nyanza , 5°07'S / 15°05'E, I.1933, L. Burgeon ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 12 ex., Lulua, Kabomba , 5°44'S / 23°52'E, XI.1937, Vanderstichele ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Lulua, Kafakumba , 9°41'S / 23°44'E, X.1928, G. F. Overlaet ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Lulua, Kaongweji , 10°37'S / 24°54'E, IX.1933, G. F. Overlaet ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 14 ex., Lulua, Kapanga , 8°21'S / 22°35'E, XI.1932 – XI.1933, G. F. Overlaet ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ex., Lulua, Luashi , 10°56'S / 23°37'E, III GoogleMaps   .1936– XI.1938, F. Freyne ( MRAC)   ; 1 ex., Lulua, Sandoa , 9°41'S / 22°52'E, X.1930, G. F. Overlaet ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 5 ex., Lulua , 10°37'S / 24°54'E, II.1932, G. F. Overlaet ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Mayumbe, Zobe , 5°08'S / 12°29'E, I.1916, R GoogleMaps   . Mayné ( MRAC)   ; 2 ex., P. N. Upemba, Kalule , 9°42'S / 25°55'E, II.– III GoogleMaps   .1949, G. F. de Witte ( IRSN)   ; 1 ex., P. N. Upemba, Kiamokoto , 9°10'S / 27°04'E, X.1948, G. F. de Witte ( IRSN) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., P. N. Upemba, Lusinga , 8°56'S / 27°12'E, VI GoogleMaps   .1945, G. F. de Witte ( IRSN)   ; 1 ex., P. N. Upemba, Masombwe 9°05'S / 27°12'E, X.1948, G. F. de Witte ( IRSN) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Region de Kindu , VI   .1936, P. Henrard ( MRAC)   ; 2 ex., Sud Ogowé, N'Gomo , 5°31'S / 16°04'E, Junod ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ex., Tanganyka, Moero Nyunzu , 9°00'S / 28°45'E, II.1934, H. de Saeger ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Tshuapa, Bokuma , 0°06'S / 18°42'E, III GoogleMaps   .1954, R. P. Lootens ( MRAC)   ; 2 ex., Elizabethville , 11°40'S / 27°28'E, 1912 ( ZMUH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Elizabethville , 11°40'S / 27°28'E, 1928, Dr. H. S. Evans ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Elizabethville , 11°40'S / 27°28'E, 1949, Ch. Seydel ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 4 ex., Elizabethville , 11°40'S / 27°28'E, X.1911, Miss. Agric. ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Flandria , 0°20'S / 19°06'E, 1931, R GoogleMaps   . P. Hulstaert ( MRAC)   ; 1 ex., Itoka , 0°10'S / 23°05'E, X.1912, R GoogleMaps   . Mayné ( MRAC)   ; 1 ex., Kapiri , 9°42'S / 27°13'E, IX.1912, Miss. Agric. ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Kasongo , 7°26'S / 29°50'E, VIII GoogleMaps   .1959, P. L. G. Benoit ( MRAC)   ; 3 ex., Lubumbashi , 11°40'S / 27°28'E, III GoogleMaps   .1975, W. Bean ( MRAC)   ; 3 ex., Ngowa , 5°42'S / 16°35'E, XI.1938, R GoogleMaps   . P. J. Mertens ( IRSN)   ; 2 ex., Sankisia , 09°24'S / 25°48'E, IX.1911, de Bequaert ( IRSN).— Malawi GoogleMaps   . 1 ex., Fort Lister , XII   .1983, Dept. Entomology ( SANC)   ; 1 ex., Mombera Dist. , 11°41'S / 33°43'E, VI GoogleMaps   .1910, S. A. Neave ( BMNH)   ; 1 ex., Nord Livingstonia , 10°35'S / 34°10'E, VII GoogleMaps   .2000, L. Schmidt ( ZFMK)   ; 8 ex., Cholo , 13°30'S / 34°00'E, 1919–1920, R GoogleMaps   . C. Wood ( ZMUH)   ; 4 ex., Mlanje , 16°02'S / 35°30'E, IV.– XII GoogleMaps   .1913, S. A. Neave ( BMNH)   ; 1 ex., Zomba, 15°23'S / 35°20'E, H. S. Stannus ( BMNH).— South Africa GoogleMaps   . 1 ex., Durban , 29°51'S / 31°01'E, VIII GoogleMaps   .1920, A. F. S. Gedye ( BMNH).— Tanzania   . 1 ex., Kahama road, 3°25'N / 31°47'E, XII GoogleMaps   .2006, F. Kantner (Cka); 2 ex., Lukaga, Niemba , 5°57'S / 28°26'E, XI.1917 – I.1918, Dr. Pons ( MRAC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Tabora, Lulanguru , 5°06'S / 32°39'E, XI.1917, G. D. H. Carpenter ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Lukuledi , 10°34'S / 38°48'E, 1914 ( MRAC).— Zambia GoogleMaps   . 1 ex., Copperbelt, 85 km W of Chingola , 12°32’S / 27°51’E, I.2006, R GoogleMaps   . Kmeco ( BMNH)   ; 5 ex., Broken Hill, Kashitu , 13°42'S / 28°40'E, I.1914 – VI GoogleMaps   .1915, H. C. Dollman ( BMNH)   ; 1 ex., Kipundu , I.1938, H. J. Brédo ( MRAC)   ; 3 ex., Lukendo , 12°47'S / 26°18'E, X.1913, H. C. Dollman ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Mumbwa , 14°59'S / 27°04'E, X.1913, H. C. Dollman ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 2 ex., N'Changa , 12°31'S / 27°52'E, C. T GoogleMaps   . Macnamara ( BMNH)   , 5 ex., Nabunga , 15°00'S / 30°00'E, X.1914, H. C. Dollman ( BMNH).— Zimbabwe GoogleMaps   . 2 ex., Odzi River , 18°58'S / 32°23'E, X.1897, G. A. K. Marshall ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Massikessi, Port Manica , X.1897, G. A. K. Marshall ( BMNH)   .

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZMUH

Zoological Museum, University of Hanoi

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

IRSN

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Neobarombiella

Loc

Neobarombiella vittigera ( Weise, 1912 )

Bolz, Helmut & Wagner, Thomas 2012
2012
Loc

Barombia quadrilineata

Laboissiere, V. 1921: 287
1921
Loc

Monolepta vittigera

Weise, J. 1912: 93
1912