Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Mansell, Mervyn W. & Sole, Catherine L., 2019, Revision of the southern African genera Nemopterella Banks and Nemia Navás (Neuroptera: Nemopteridae: Nemopterinae), with descriptions of new genera and species, Zootaxa 4635 (1), pp. 1-89: 81-85

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Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967
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Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967  

( Figs 161 View FIGURE 161 , 166 View FIGURES 162–166 , 171 View FIGURE 171 , 176 View FIGURES 172–177 )

Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967: 450  

Etymology. Unknown, most likely from the Latin word lata   (broad) for it is broad forewings and large body size.

Type locality. South Africa, Northern Cape Province. Soebatsfontein , 30°07’08’’S 17°35’27’’E GoogleMaps   .

Type depository. TMSA   .

Diagnosis. Nemia lata   is a distinct species that can be readily diagnosed by its large body size and the broad forewings that are sharply emarginated before the apex ( Figs 161 View FIGURE 161 , 166 View FIGURES 162–166 ).

Size (mm). Male: body length 12.3 (10.4–14.3); forewing 29.6 (22.2–34.5); hind wing 67.7 (50.5–78.1); antenna 29.9 (26.8–33.7); Female: body length 12.7 (11–15.9); forewing 28.1 (24.5–30.8); hind wing 62.8 (54.5–71); antenna 19.4 (15.1–23.5). (N = 93)

Type material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. Holotype ♂, TMSA02054 View Materials   HOLOTYPE, Neu 119, Nemia lata Tjeder   (red printed label) / SOEBATSFONTEIN [30°07’08’’S 17°35’27’’E], 13– 14.11.1933 / G.van Son (white printed label) GoogleMaps   / Holotypus ♂ Nemia lata Tjed., Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label). Paratypes: 1♂ 7♀, same data as holotype. (All TMSA) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, SAM–NEU–A001242 O’kiep, 18.11. [18]85 (white handwritten label) / Paratypus Nemia lata Tjed., Bo Tjeder 1966   (red printed label); 1♀, SAM–NEU–A001243 ( SAMC), same data but 14.11.[18]85. (Both SAMC) GoogleMaps   .

Other material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. 1♂, TMSA 00766, Soebatsfontein [30°07’08’’S 17°35’27’’E], IV.[19]54, A.J.T.Janse / Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967   , Det. M.W.Mansell 2013; 3♂ 12♀, TMSA 00761, same locality but 13–14.11 [19]33, G.van Son / Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967   , Det. M.W.Mansell 2013; 1♂, TMSA 00761, same locality and data / Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967   , Det. M.W.Mansell 2013 / Nemia   sp., Det. Bo. Tjeder 1966; 1♀, TMSA 00754, Bitterfontein, 12.x.1983, R.Mijburg / Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967   , Det. M.W.Mansell 2013. (All TMSA). 2♂, NEUR 11242, Lang Hoogte Mine Office, 29°32’19’’S 17°23’27’’E, 100m, 27.x.1996, A.J.van Wyk; 1♂, NEUR 08938, same locality and collector but 18.x.1996; 1♂ 3♀, NEUR 09624, same locality and collector but 19.x.1996 / Collected at light; 3♂, NEUR 09623, same locality and collector but 12.xi.1996; 5♂ 2♀, NEUR 09622, same locality and collector but 4–5.xi.1996. 3♂ 1♀, NEUR 09629, same locality and collector but 6.xi.1996 / Collected at light; 3♂, NEUR 09766 same locality but 16.x.1996, J. duG.Harrison / Collected at light; 5♂ 1♀, NEUR 09627, Strydrivier Farm, 22 km NE Kleinsee, 29°34’S 17°17’E, 1.xi.1996, J. duG.Harrison, C.H.Scholtz / Handnetted During day; 12m 6♀, NEUR 009615, same locality but 31.x.1996, M.W.Mansell / Handnetted Dur- ing day; 1♂, NEUR 03762, Wallekraal, 30°23’S 17°30’E, 30.x.1999, R.D.Stephen; 3♂ 4♀, NEUR 00703 7 km N Soebatsfontein, 30°03’S 17°35’E, 6.x.1986, M.W.Mansell, J.H.Hoffmann, Handnetted: 8♀, NEUR 03763, Garies Caravan Park, 30°33’S 17°59’E, 31.x.1999, R.D.Stephen. (All Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967   , det. M.W. Mansell 1986). (All SANC).

Distribution and habitat. Nemia lata   is confined to the Northern Cape Province, South Africa and occupies small range in north-western Namaqualand ( Fig. 176 View FIGURES 172–177 ). The range falls within the Namaqualand Sandveld Bioregion ( Mucina & Rutherford 2006). The habitat in the area is characterised by winter rains and regular storms with low annual precipitation (50–80 mm). The vegetation cover is mainly succulent shrubs ( Mucina & Rutherford 2006).

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Nemopteridae

Genus

Nemia

Loc

Nemia lata Tjeder, 1967

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Mansell, Mervyn W. & Sole, Catherine L. 2019
2019
Loc

Nemia lata

Tjeder, B. 1967: 450
1967