Afroptera lanata ( 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: 47

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-A777-FF9E-FF0D-FEC837245B4A

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Plazi

scientific name

Afroptera lanata ( Tjeder, 1967 )
status

comb. nov.

Afroptera lanata ( Tjeder, 1967)   comb. nov.

( Figs 127 View FIGURES 127–128 , 135 View FIGURES 133–140 , 155 View FIGURES 155–156 )

Synonymy

Nemopterella lanata Tjeder, 1967: 485   .

Etymology. Unknown, probably from the Latin word lanata   (woolly) for its hairy thorax.

Type locality. South Africa, Western Cape Province. Riversdale Mountains , 34°00’S 21°15’E GoogleMaps   .

Type depository. SAMC   .

Diagnosis. A large species, easily distinguished from its congeners by the markedly broad forewings ( Figs 127 View FIGURES 127–128 , 135 View FIGURES 133–140 ) and very hairy thorax.

Type material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Western Cape Province. Holotype ♂, SAM–NEU–A001258, Riversdale Mountains [34°00’S 21°15’E], (white printed label) GoogleMaps   / Holotypus ♂, Nemopterella lanata Tjed, Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label). ( SAMC)   .

Distribution and habitat. This species is known only from Riversdale Mountains in the Western Cape Province, South Africa ( Fig. 155 View FIGURES 155–156 ) where it was collected in the Mossel Bay Shale Renosterveld vegetation type in the Fynbos Biome ( Mucina & Rutherford 2006). In general, this habitat comprises undulating hills together with flat lands rich in thicket elements, Renosterbos and succulent plants are also present. The area is characterised by high annual precipitation with an average of 270–620 mm per year.

Remarks. The species is known only by its male holotype.

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Nemopteridae

Genus

Afroptera

Loc

Afroptera lanata ( Tjeder, 1967 )

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

Nemopterella lanata

Tjeder, B. 1967: 485
1967