Novius koebelei Olliff in Craw

Pang, Hong, Tang, Xue-Fei, Booth, Roger G., Vandenberg, Natalia, Forrester, Juanita, Mchugh, Joseph & Ślipiński, Adam, 2020, Revision Of The Australian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). Genus Novius Mulsant Of Tribe Noviini, Annales Zoologici 70 (1), pp. 1-24: 8-11

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http://doi.org/ 10.3161/00034541ANZ2020.70.1.001

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795982

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scientific name

Novius koebelei Olliff in Craw
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Novius koebelei Olliff in Craw  

( Figs 19–24 View Figures 19–24 , 48–59, 64 View Figures 39–68 , 76–80 View Figures 69–87 , 90 View Figures 88–99 , 96–99 View Figures 88–99 )

Novius Koebelei Olliff in Craw, 1892: 14   . TL: Australia, introduced to U.S.A.; Coquillett, 1893: 20; Lea, 1902: 493.

Rodolia koebelei: Korschefsky, 1931: 101   ; Gordon, 1972: 26; Ślipiński, 2007: 143.

Novius limbatus Blackburn, 1895: 254   . TL: Queensland, near Cairns. Syn. nov.

Rodolia limbata: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Rodolia blackburni Ukrainsky, 2009: 285   (replacement name for Novius limbata Blackburn, 1895   , not Motschulsky, 1866).

Novius tridens Lea, 1902: 492   . TL: Queensland, near Cairns. Syn. nov.

Rodolia tridens: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Novius simplicipennis Blackburn, 1895: 253   . TL: Queensland, Toowoomba. Syn. nov.

Rodolia simplicipennis: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Novius discoidalis Blackburn, 1895: 253   . TL: Queensland, near Toowoomba. Syn. nov.

Rodolia discoidalis: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Novius tripustulatus Blackburn, 1895: 254   . TL: Queensland, near Cairns. Syn. nov.

Rodolia tripustulata: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Novius ruber Blackburn, 1889a: 148   . TL: New South Wales, Mulwala. Syn. nov.

Rodolia rubra: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Diagnosis. Novius koebelei   can only be diagnosed by the details of the male genitalia, in particular by the presence of the small apical barb at the apex of the penis guide.

Description. Length 2.7–3.5 mm. Body oval, widest near middle, 1.2–1.3 times longer than wide. Color pattern variable. Head, pronotum and scutellum usually uniformly dark. Elytra of typical form orange or red often with darker sutural stripe posteriorly and small lateral dark spot near midlength of elytron situated near lateral margin and continuing as darker stripe along lateral margin posteriorly. Melanic forms have elytra with black areas of various sizes or, rarely entirely black ( Figs 48–59, 64 View Figures 39–68 , 76–80 View Figures 69–87 , 90). Interocular distance in frontal view 1.6–2.0 times eye width. Male genitalia ( Figs 19–23 View Figures 19–24 , 108–111 View Figures 100–121 ): parameres slender, not expanded apically; penis guide slightly longer than parameres, stout and narrowing apically with small apical barb. Penis bent and pointed apically. Female genitalia as in Figs 96–98 View Figures 88–99 .

Type material. Novius Koebelei Olliff in Craw   : Lectotype, here designated, the specimen illustrated in Craw, 1892: frontispiece, plate 1, fig 3, “ Novius Koebelei, Olliff.   : male enlarged.”; Novius limbatus Blackburn   : Lectotype, here designated ( BMNH), “ Australia Blackburn Coll. B.M. 1910-236/ Novius limbatus Blackb.   / T 5938, Qu.”   ; Novius tridens Lea   : Holotype male: “10408 Novius tridens Lea, N.S.   Wales, TYPE, S.A. Museum”   ; Novius simplicipennis Blackburn   : Lectotype, here designated ( BMNH), “ Australia Blackburn Coll. B.M. 1910-236/ Novius simplicipennis Blackb.   / T 4164, Qu”   ; Novius discoidalis Blackburn   : Lectotype male, here designated ( BMNH), “ Australia Blackburn Coll. B.M. 1910-236/ Novius discoidalis Blackb.   / T 5936, Qu.”   ; Novius tripustulatus Blackburn   : Lectotype female, here designated ( BMNH), “ Australia Blackburn Coll. B.M. 1910-236/ Novius tripustulatus Blackb.   / T 5937, Qu.”   ; Novius ruber Blackburn   : Lectotype female, here designated ( BMNH), Blackburn : “ Australia Blackburn Coll. B.M. 1910- 236/ Novius ruber Blackb.   / T 2963.”  

Other specimens examined. New South Wales: Sydney, R.C.L. Perkins, 1942-95 (4, BMNH)   ; Exp.937, 8.9.59, Frank Wilson, Sydney, viii.1959, C.I.E. Coll. No. 16712, ANIC (5, ANIC). Queensland: Tambourine Mts, 11-17.v.1935 (2, BMNH)   ; Brisbane, 28.28S 153.01E, ix.1992, V. Brancatini (2, BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; MUS. VIC. ENT-1041, Goodna, x.1920, F.E. Wilson (1, VM)   ; 19km S of Bundaberg, Pine Ck, 9.v.1975, H. Frauca, (1, VM)   ; Rockhampton, 10-11.iii.1965, Exp. Dr. J. Balogh, (1, ANIC)   ; Caloundra, iv.1965, L. Simpson, captured on Acelypha sp. (4, ANIC)   ; Brisbane, 27.28S 153.01E, viii.1992, V. Brancatini, (LPL9521) Pred. of Icerya seychellarum   on Livistona chinensis   (1, ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Kenmore, 27.30.7S 152.56.2E, 9.xi.1993, V. Brancatini, Rodolia koebelei   ? LPL9532 (KE15), predator of Icerya aegyptiaca   on decoy Ficus benjamina   , (12, ANIC)   ; Brisbane, 27.28S 153.01E, 28.v.1992, V. Brancatini, Rodolia   sp? (LPL9521), Pred. of Icerya seychellarum   on Livistona chinensis   , (4, ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Long Pocket, 27.30.6S 152.59.7E, v.1993, V. Brancatini, Rodolia koebelei   ? LPL9532 (LP108), predator of Icerya aegyptiaca   on decoy Ficus benjamina   , (9, ANIC)   ; Indooroopilly, 27.30.0S 152.58.4E, 7.x.1994, O. Fahey & V. Branvatini, Rodolia koebelei   ? LPL9533 (IP24), predator of Icerya aegyptiaca   on decoy Ficus benjamina   (6, ANIC)   ; Indooroopilly, 27.30.0S 152.58.4E, 1.vi.1994, V. Bran +catini & O. Fahey, Rodolia koebelei   ? LPL9533 (IP31), predator of Icerya aegyptiaca   on Livistona chinensis   , (8, ANIC)   ; Indooroopilly, 27.30.0S 152.58.4E, 30.viii.1994, V. Branvatini, Rodolia koebelei   ? LPL 9533 (IP22), predator of Icerya aegyptiaca   on Livistona chinensis   (5, ANIC)   ; Kenmore, 27.37.3S 152.56.0E, ix.1994, V. Brancatini, Rodolia koebelei   , predator of Icerya seychellarum   on Michelia figo   (1, ANIC). Northern Territory: Darwin NT, 12.27S 130.50E, x.1992, V. Brancatini (18, BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Darwin NT, 19.iv.1991, V. Brancatini (8, BMNH)   ; Berrimah, Darwin, 16.iv.1991, V. Brancatini (2, BMNH)   ; Alawa, Darwin, 22.iv.1991, V. Brancatini (6, BMNH)   ; Darwin, 19.iv.1991, V. Brancatini, Rodolia   sp. (LPL9507), ex Icerya aegyptiaca   on Nandina domestica, Brit.   Mus. (M.H.), 1993-94 (6, BMNH)   ; 12.46S 132.39E, 12km NNW of Mt. Cahill, 25.x.1972, at light, E. Britton (1, ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Darwin, 12.27S 130.50E, x.1992, V. Brancatini, Rodolia   sp. (LPL9507), Lab. Cult. Reared on Icerya aegyptiaca   on Ficus benjamina   (4, ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Darwin, 12.27S 130.55E, x./ xi. 1993, V. Brancatini, LPL 9507, Laboratory culture reared on Icerya aegyptiaca   on Ficus benjamina   (45, ANIC) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. Australia ( Fig. 24 View Figures 19–24 ), introduced to the United States (California) and subsequently to many countries worldwide.

Remarks. Novius koebelei   has been described or mentioned many times in the literature, usually with reference to Olliff (1895) who was originally cited as the author of this species. Coquillett (1893) had previously described the larval and egg stages of this species, and was subsequently cited as the author by Gordon (1972, 1985). Gordon (1972) designated a fourth instar larva as the neotype of Novius koebelei Coquillett   but this action is invalid (based on an individual that is insufficient to ensure recognition), and unnecessary because the first description of this species appeared in 1892 in the report by A. Craw who illustrated the adult and larvae accompanied by the name Novius Koebelei, Olliff. According   to the ICZN Art 74.4, we here designate the specimen illustrated in fig. 3 of that paper as the lectotype of Novius koebelei Olliff in Craw (1892)   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Novius

Loc

Novius koebelei Olliff in Craw

Pang, Hong, Tang, Xue-Fei, Booth, Roger G., Vandenberg, Natalia, Forrester, Juanita, Mchugh, Joseph & Ślipiński, Adam 2020
2020
Loc

Rodolia blackburni

Ukrainsky, A. S. 2009: 285
2009
Loc

Rodolia limbata: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia tridens: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia simplicipennis: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia discoidalis: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia tripustulata: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia rubra: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia koebelei: Korschefsky, 1931: 101

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
Gordon, R. D. 1972: 26
Korschefsky, R. 1931: 101
1931
Loc

Novius tridens

Lea, A. M. 1902: 492
1902
Loc

Novius limbatus

Blackburn, T. 1895: 254
1895
Loc

Novius simplicipennis

Blackburn, T. 1895: 253
1895
Loc

Novius discoidalis

Blackburn, T. 1895: 253
1895
Loc

Novius tripustulatus

Blackburn, T. 1895: 254
1895
Loc

Novius Koebelei Olliff in Craw, 1892: 14

Lea, A. M. 1902: 493
Coquillett, D. W. 1893: 20
Craw, A. & A. Koebele 1892: 14
1892
Loc

Novius ruber

Blackburn, T. 1889: 148
1889