Nemia zebra 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: 86-87

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4635.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E1AC3BD4-6FCB-49F9-8069-624760C2CAF7

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DBDF51-A70C-FFE6-FF0D-F8B835F25D79

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scientific name

Nemia zebra Tjeder, 1967
status

 

Nemia zebra Tjeder, 1967  

( Fig.177 View FIGURES 172–177 )

Nemia zebra Tjeder, 1967: 453   .

Etymology. Unknown, but certainly because the striped white portion of the hind wings that resemble zebra markings.

Type locality: South Africa, Western Cape Province. Botesland Siding , 33°01’S 21°37’E GoogleMaps   .

Type depository. NMBZ   .

Diagnosis. Nemia Zebra   can be recognised by the remarkable crossed-striped apical parts of the hind wings, short antennae and the broad dark pterostigma.

Type material. Holotype ♂ (not examined).

Distribution and habitat. Only known from the type locality. Botesland is a railway siding on the railway line between Laingsburg and Beaufort West ( Fig. 177 View FIGURES 172–177 ). The area is situated in the Central Karoo Municipality in the Western Cape. The habitat is dry and characterised by karoo type vegetation and late summer rainfall.

Remarks. Nemia zebra   is the only Nemia   spp. that is known from Botesland area and is still only represented by the male holotype.

NMBZ

Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Nemopteridae

Genus

Nemia

Loc

Nemia zebra Tjeder, 1967

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

Nemia zebra

Tjeder, B. 1967: 453
1967