Rioneta inexpectata, Grebennikov, Vasily V., 2008

Grebennikov, Vasily V., 2008, A featherwing beetle without wings: re-discovery and second species of Rioneta (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae) from the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania, Zootaxa 1732, pp. 45-53: 49-50

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.181365

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:72235EAF-F70C-48E5-ABB3-59C9500CF1EC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C2B611-FFB2-A769-FF3D-F8B5FB13F8EE

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Rioneta inexpectata
status

sp. n.

Rioneta inexpectata  sp. n.

( Figs 3, 4View FIGURES 1 – 4)

Diagnosis. Differs from R. uluguruensis  by markedly narrower body ( Figs 3, 4View FIGURES 1 – 4).

Description. With the characters of the genus. Body length 1.07–1.19 mm (mean 1.13 mm, n= 4), pronotal length 0.27–0.29 mm (mean 0.28 mm; n= 4); pronotal width 0.47–0.51 (mean 0.49; n= 4); ratio pronotal width/ length 1.73–1.80 (mean 1.77; n= 4).

Material studied. Holotype (dry mounted on card, not sexed): “ Tanzania: Uluguru Mts., W slope between Tchenzema vil. and Lukwangule Plateau, H- 2200 m. Oct. 19 –21, 2002.V. Grebennikov leg.” ( MRAC). Paratypes: 39 (of them 27 dry mounted on cards and 12 mounted on two Euparal microscope slides; with same data as the holotype ( MRAC, CNC).

Etymology. The specific epithet is the Latin adjective expectatus (= exspectatus), - a, -um (awaited, looked for) negated by the prefix in and referring to the unexpected discovery of this species.

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Ptiliidae

Genus

Rioneta