Afroptera apicalis ( Tjeder, 1967 ), Abdalla & Mansell & Sole, 2019

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: 32

publication ID

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DBDF51-A746-FFAF-FF0D-FD7836EA5845

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scientific name

Afroptera apicalis ( Tjeder, 1967 )
status

comb. nov.

Afroptera apicalis ( Tjeder, 1967)   comb. nov.

( Figs 63 View FIGURES 56–66 , 105 View FIGURES 102–105 , 110 View FIGURES 107–110 , 120 View FIGURES 115–122 , 152 View FIGURES 151–152 )

Synonymy

Nemopterella apicalis Tjeder, 1967: 487   .

Etymology. Unknown, probably from the Latin word “ apicalis   ” (apical) for the very long terminal segment of the antennae.

Type locality. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. Marydale , 5 miles north, 29°20’19’’S 22°05’50’’E GoogleMaps   .

Type depository. TMSA   .

Diagnosis. Afroptera apicalis   is probably the sister species to A. aequabilis   . Similarities and differences between the two species are given in the diagnosis of A. aequabilis   .

Size (mm). Male: body length 9.5 (8.5–10.2); forewing 23.3 (19–24.6); hind wing 47.8 (40–50.7); antenna 17.4 (14–18.5); Female: body length 11 (8.8–13.2); forewing 22.4 (19–24.8); hind wing 48.4 (39–52.6); antenna 12.4 (10.1–14.8). (N = 17)

Type material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. Holotype ♂ ( Fig. 110 View FIGURES 107–110 ), TMSA02060 View Materials   . HOLOTYPE Neu 090 Nemopterella apicalis Tjeder     ♂ (red printed label) / MARYDALE, 5 m North of [29°20’19’’S 22°05’50’’E], 9–10.X.1954, A.J.T.Janse (white printed label) GoogleMaps   / Holotypus ♂ Nemopterella apicalis Tjed, Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label). Paratype: 1♀ same data as holotype. (Both TMSA) GoogleMaps   .

Other material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. 1♂ 4#, NEUR 11241   and 1♂ 1♀, NEUR 11244   , Lang Hoogte Mine Office , 29°32’19’’S 17°23’27’’E, 100 m, 27.xi.1996, A.J.van Wyk GoogleMaps   ; 4♂ 4♀, NEUR11243   , same data but 1.xii.1996. (All SANC)   .

Distribution and habitat. This species is endemic to the Northern Cape Province of South Africa ( Fig. 152 View FIGURES 151–152 ). The present distribution is in two regions. One region falls within the Namaqualand Hardeveld Bioregion in the Succulent Karoo where the habitat is dry, typified by winter rains and vegetated by mostly dwarf succulent shrubs. The other region is located to the east of first one in the Bushmanland Bioregion in the Nama Karoo Biome where the habitat is also dry, receives predominantly summer rains and is dominated by grasses of the Bushmanland Arid Grassland type ( Mucina & Rutherford 2006).

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Nemopteridae

Genus

Afroptera

Loc

Afroptera apicalis ( Tjeder, 1967 )

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

Nemopterella apicalis

Tjeder, B. 1967: 487
1967