Rioneta uluguruensis Johnson, 1975,

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: 47

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Rioneta uluguruensis Johnson, 1975
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Rioneta uluguruensis Johnson, 1975 

( Figs 1, 2View FIGURES 1 – 4, 5–35View FIGURES 5 – 15View FIGURES 16 – 22View FIGURES 23 – 33View FIGURES 34 – 36. 34, 35)

Diagnosis. Differs from R. inexpectata  by markedly wider body ( Figs 1, 2View FIGURES 1 – 4).

Description. With the characters of the genus. Body length 1.10–1.13 mm (mean 1.12 mm, n= 3), pronotal length 0.29–0.31 mm (mean 0.30 mm; n= 3); pronotal width 0.58–0.62 (mean 0.60; n= 3); ratio pronotal width/ length 1.93–1.98 (mean 1.96; n= 3).

Material studied. Holotype (dry mounted on card, female) in the collection of the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren [ MRAC]: “ Holotypus ” (printed on pink label); “ Tanzanie: Mts Uluguru/ Lukwangule Plateau/ alt. 2400–2600 m./ humus, 2–22 /VII/ 71 ” (printed on white label); “Coll. Mus. Tervuren/ Mission Mts Uluguru/ L. Berger, N. Leleup/ J. Debecker V/ Viii/ 71 ” (printed on white label); “ Holotype female/ Rioneta  / uluguruensis  sp. n. / det. C. Johnson 1974 ” (written on white label). Paratype (dry mounted on card, male): similarly labelled. Additional material: 20 dry mounted, 10 mounted on Euparal microscope slides and about 100 stored in alcohol: “ Tanzania: Uluguru Mts., W slope between Tchenzema vil. and Lukwangule Plateau, H- 2200 m. Oct. 19 –21, 2002, V. Grebennikov leg.” ( MRAC, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes [ CNC]).

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