Afroptera peringueyi ( 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: 62-64

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-A764-FF8F-FF0D-FBDF361D58E6

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scientific name

Afroptera peringueyi ( Tjeder, 1967 )
status

comb. nov.

Afroptera peringueyi ( Tjeder, 1967)   comb. nov.

( Figs 68 View FIGURES 67–78 , 99 View FIGURES 96–101 , 131 View FIGURES 131–132 , 139 View FIGURES 133–140 , 155 View FIGURES 155–156 )

Synonymy

Nemopterella peringueyi Tjeder, 1967: 484   .

Etymology. Named after Louis A. Péringuey, former Director of the South African Museum (Iziko Museums), Cape Town, who collected the type specimen.

Type locality. South Africa, Western Cape Province. Beaufort West , 32°21’00’’S 22°35’00’’E GoogleMaps   .

Type depository. SAMC   .

Diagnosis. Afroptera peringueyi   can be easily recognised among the Afroptera   species by the uniformly yellowish red head and antennae ( Fig. 131 View FIGURES 131–132 ) and the reddish brown abdomen ( Fig. 131 View FIGURES 131–132 ).

Size (mm). Male: body length 8.3 (7–9.5); forewing 21.8 (20.6–22.9); hind wing 49.7 (45.5–52.0); antenna 18 (16.2–20.2). Female: body length 9.5 (8.8–10.8); forewing 20.9 (19.4–23.1); hind wing 44.3 (38.6–50.2); antenna 12.9 (11.4–15.5). (N = 36).

Type material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Western Cape Province. Holotype ♂ ( Fig. 131 View FIGURES 131–132 ), SAM–NEU– A001257, CAPE, Beaufort West [32°21’00’’S 22°35’00’’E] (white handwritten label) / ‘New type’ (white handwrit- ten label) GoogleMaps   / Holotypus ♂, Nemopterella peringueyi Tjed., Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label). ( SAMC)   .

Other material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Western Cape Province. 18♂ 4♀, NEUR01243   , Karoo Na- tional Park, Stolshoek , 32°19’S 22°29’E, 950m, 22–23.xii.1989, M.W.Mansell, H.&U.Aspöck, / Collected at light GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, NEUR01191   , Prince Albert Dist, Tierberg Research Station , 33°08’S 22°17’E, 30.x.1988, W.R.J.Dean GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, NEUR01455   , Carnarvon , 30°59’S 22°08’E, 6.xi.1991, M.de Jager GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, NEUR01454   , Fraserburg, 12 Km E, 32°01’S 21°32’E, 11.i.1991, M.de Jager GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, NEUR01354   , Komkommerleegte Farm , 35 km E Fraserburg, 31°46’S 21°46’E, 1300 m, 16.xii.1989, M.W.Mansell, Handnetted during day GoogleMaps   ; 3♂ 3♀, NEUR01353   , Uurhoogte, 11 Km E Fraserburg , 31°52’S 21°36’E, 1280m, 14–16.xii.1989, M.W.Mansell, H.&U.Aspöck GoogleMaps   ; 1♂ 3♀, NEUR08908   , Wagon Wheel Motel, Beaufort West , 3222 BC, 11.xi.1986, C.Quickelberge, J.G.H.Londt / Collected at light. (All SANC)   .

Distribution and habitat. The species is endemic to the Western Cape Province where the ranges of distribution are mainly centred within the Succulent and Nama Karoo Biomes ( Fig. 155 View FIGURES 155–156 ). In the former biome, the distribution falls mainly within the Rainshadow Valley Karoo Bioregion where the habitat is characterized by the Prince Albert Succulent Karoo vegetation type (see description of the habitat under the distribution of A. exigua   ). While in the latter, the distribution is confined to the Upper and Lower Karoo Bioregions where the habitat is represented by the Upper Karoo Hardeveld vegetation as described by Mucina & Rutherford (2006). The area comprises steep slopes and large stones, vegetated mostly with dwarf karoo scrub, tall shrubs, succulent shrubs, herbs and grasses. It receives autumn rains with an average of 150–350 mm per year. The habitat features of the lower Karoo are provided under the distribution of A. exigua   .

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

Afroptera

Loc

Afroptera peringueyi ( Tjeder, 1967 )

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

Nemopterella peringueyi

Tjeder, B. 1967: 484
1967