Afroptera dyscrita ( 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: 39-40

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-A77F-FF97-FF0D-F895372D5C50

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Plazi

scientific name

Afroptera dyscrita ( Tjeder, 1967 )
status

comb. nov.

Afroptera dyscrita ( Tjeder, 1967)   comb. nov.

( Figs 77 View FIGURES 67–78 , 102 View FIGURES 102–105 , 129 View FIGURES 129–130 , 133 View FIGURES 133–140 , 151 View FIGURES 151–152 )

Synonymy

Nemopterella dyscrita Tjeder, 1967: 467   .

Etymology. Unknown.

Type locality. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. Pofadder , 29°08’S 19°24’E GoogleMaps   .

Type depository. SAMC   .

Diagnosis. Afroptera dyscrita   is most closely related to A. bitis   . Similarity and differences between these two species are provided in the diagnosis of A. bitis   .

Size (mm). Male: body length 8.7 (8–10.3); forewing 21.4 (20.6–23.2); hind wing 46.2 (42.5–50.8); antenna 15.3 (14.6–16.7); Female: body length 10.9 (10–12.2); forewing 22.8 (21.1–25.9); hind wing 48.2 (43–54); antenna 15.2 (13.3–15.9). (N = 27)

Type material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. Holotype   ♂ ( Fig. 129 View FIGURES 129–130 ), SAM–NEU– A001249 / Holotypus Nemopterella dyscrita Tjed, Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label) / Pofadder, Bushmanland, Oct. 1939, Museum Staff (white printed label). Allotype ♀, SAM–NEU–A001250 / Allotypus Nemopterella dyscrita Tjed, Bo Tjeder 1966   (red handwritten label), same data as holotype. (Both SAMC)   .

Other material examined. SOUTH AFRICA, Northern Cape Province. 9♂ 16♀, NEUR09619   , Kabas Farm , 10 km NE Pofadder, 29°02’S 19°26’E, 800m, 27.x.1996, M.W.Mansell, C.H.Scholtz. ( SANC) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution and habitat. This species is known from only one locality in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa ( Fig. 151 View FIGURES 151–152 ). The locality is situated in the north of the Bushmanland Bioregion within the Nama Karoo Biome where the habitat is arid consisting of isolated mountains and flat plains, dominated by Bushmanland Inselberg Shrubs that comprise succulent and non-succulent shrub components. The area receives late summer rains with an average below 100 mm per year ( Mucina & Rutherford 2006).

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 dyscrita ( Tjeder, 1967 )

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

Nemopterella dyscrita

Tjeder, B. 1967: 467
1967