Nemia elongata 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: 78-79

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scientific name

Nemia elongata Tjeder, 1967
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Nemia elongata Tjeder, 1967  

( Figs 159 View FIGURE 159 , 163 View FIGURES 162–166 , 170 View FIGURES 169–170 , 174 View FIGURES 172–177 )

Nemia elongata Tjeder, 1967: 444   .

Etymology. Not stated, but certainly from the elongated shape of the forewings.

Type locality. South Africa, Western Cape Province. Vanrhynsdorp , 31°36’S 18°44’E GoogleMaps   .

Type depository. TMSA   .

Diagnosis. Among the Nemia   species, N. elongata   can be readily recognised by its slender forewings that have a subacute apex ( Fig. 163 View FIGURES 162–166 ).

Size (mm). Male: body length 11.2 (10.2–13); forewing 26.4 (23.4–29.2); hind wing 61.5 (45–69.4); antenna 24.2 (20.5–26.7). Female: body length 12.9 (12–15.5); forewing 25.8 (24.8–27.8); hind wing 58.3 (57–61.8); antenna 17.8 (16–19.5). (N = 47).

Type material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Western Cape Province. Holotype ♂, TMSA02053 View Materials   , HOLOTYPE, Neu 108, Nemia elongata Tjeder   (red printed label) / Vanrhynsdorp [31°36’S 18°44’E], XI.1933, G.van Son (white printed label) GoogleMaps   / Holotypus ♂, Nemia elongata Tjed., Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label). Paratypes: 4♂ 5♀, Para- type Neu 110 Nemia elongata Tjeder   (yellow printed label) / same data as holotype (white printed label) GoogleMaps   / Paratypus Nemia elongata Tjed., Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label). ( All TMSA). 1♀, SAM–neu–A00 1231, Vanrhynsdorp [31°36’S 18°44’E], SAM GoogleMaps   museum (white handwritten label) / Paratypus Nemia elongata, Bo Tjeder 1966   . ( SAMC)   .

Other material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Western Cape Province. 3♂ 14♀, TMSA02087 View Materials   , Vanrhynsdorp [31°36’S 18°44’E], xi.1933, G.van Son / Nemia elongata Tjeder, 1967   , Det. M.W.Mansell 2013. ( TMSA) GoogleMaps   . 14♂ 2♀, NEUR11751   , Vanrhynsdorp Caravan Park , 31°36’55’’S 18°44’07’’E, 124m, 4–6.x.2011, Light trap, A.P.Marais GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, NEUR09909   , Vanrhynsdorp , 31°36’28’’S 18°43’53’’E, 24.xi.2008, C.H.Scholtz, At light GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, NEUR09870   , same locality and collector, 8.xi.2008, At light. (All SANC)   .

Distribution and habitat. This species is only known from Vanrhynsdorp in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa ( Fig. 174 View FIGURES 172–177 ). The town is within the Knersvlakte Bioregion ( Mucina & Rutherford 2006) or Vanrhynsdorp centre. The area occupies the southern part of Namaqualand and is close to the west coast. Generally, the habitat is semi-arid, characterised by a winter rainfall regime and succulent vegetation.

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

SAM

South African 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 elongata Tjeder, 1967

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

Nemia elongata

Tjeder, B. 1967: 444
1967