Novius bellus Blackburn

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: 5-6

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795984

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EEFD2A-FFA6-FF84-FEC8-1D7FD5D83A39

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scientific name

Novius bellus Blackburn
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Novius bellus Blackburn  

( Figs 6–11 View Figures 6–11 , 39–45 View Figures 39–68 , 69–71 View Figures 69–87 , 100–107)

Novius bellus Blackburn, 1889b: 189   . TL: South Australia, Sedan.

Rodolia bella: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Eurodolia Severini Weise, 1895: 150   . TL: Tasmania. Syn. nov.

Rodolia severini: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Novius immaculatus Lea, 1902: 492   . TL: Western Australia, Swan River. Syn. nov.

Rodolia immaculata: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Diagnosis. Novius bellus   is very similar to N. lindi   and melanic color variants of both species are externally identical. However, these species can be distinguished by the details of the male genitalia with N. lindi   having parallel, not apically expanded, parameres which are distinctly shorter than the penis guide, and the penis with a simple and sharp apex ( Figs 26 View Figures 25–29 , 122–126 View Figures 122–136 ). The eyes are also more broadly separated in N. lindi   than in N. bellus   ( Figs 69–71, 81, 82 View Figures 69–87 ).

Description. Length 3.5–4.0 mm. Body oval, widest just posterior to elytral humeri, 1.1–1.3 times longer than wide. Color pattern variable. Head and pronotum uniformly dark or with anterior part of pronotum reddish. Elytra of typical form red with black, medially expanded sutural stripe and forked stripe extending from each humerus with dorsal branch ending freely before reaching apex and the lower branch reaching lateral margin and extending to apical margin of elytron. Melanic forms with variable amounts of black color on elytra, up to completely black ( Figs 39–45 View Figures 39–68 ). Interocular distance in frontal view 2.0–2.2 times eye width. Male genitalia ( Figs 6–10 View Figures 6–11 ; Figs 100–107 View Figures 100–121 ): parameres slender, weakly expanded and rounded apically; penis guide about as long as parameres, apically point- ed. Penis blunt or weakly pointed apically. Female genitalia as in Figs 92, 93 View Figures 88–99 .

Type material. Novius bellus Blackburn   : Lectotype (here designated) male, BMNH. “Type / Australia; Blackburn Coll.; B. M. 1910- 236. / Novius bellus Blackb.   / T 2606 Vic”; Eurodolia severini Weise   : Holotype: “ Tasmania ” IRSNB Brussels   ; Novius immaculatus Lea   : Holotype male: “ immaculatus Lea   TYPE, Swan R. /10408 Novius immaculatus Lea, W.   Australia, TYPE / S. A. Museum. ”  

Other specimens examined. New South Wales: Sydney, C. Darwin, 87-42 (5, BMNH); Sydney, G.E. Bryant, 7.ix.1908 (1, BMNH); Casula, xi.1958, N.N. Nikitin (2, BMNH); Cabramatta, Georges R. Valley, 28.iii.1962, M.I. Nikitin (2, BMNH); Covan, 4.2.61, M.I. Nikitin, Brit. Mus, 1962-101 (1, BMNH). Sydney, H.W. Cox, H.J. Carter Coll. P.20.4.22 (7, VM); NSW. 34km N of Woodburn, 20.iv.1980, G.F. Hevel & J.A. Fortin, 2031513 (1, USNMNH); G. Brant Coll. 1919-147, N, Sydney, G.E. Bryant, xi.1908 (1, ANIC). Queensland: Brisbane, 27.28S, 153.01E, xi.1992, V. Brancatini (8, BMNH); Bluff Rg., S. slopes, nr. Biggenden, 26.vi.1975, Frauca, by sweeping (1, ANIC); Watalgan Rg., via Rosedale, 17.iv.1975, H. Frauca (1, ANIC); E. moluccana Woodland, Mulgowie, S.E. Old, M.D. Peart. A   834, 31.viii. 1983 (1, ANIC); Brisbane, 27.31.3S, 152.56.2E, 28.iii. 1994, V. Brancatini, (LPL9516, KE20) feeding on Monophlebulus comperei   on Eucalyptus   sp. (17, ANIC). Brisbane, 27.30.66S, 152.59.73E, xii.1994 - i.1995, W. Fahey, ( LP 153-160), Predator of Icerya aegyptiaca   & Icerya seychellarum   on Ficus benjamina   (32, ANIC). Brisbane, 27.28S, 153.01E, 25.ii.1992, V. Brancatini, (LPL9516), Host: 1st instar- Icerya purchasi   on Hakea   sp., Reared on Icerya aegyptiaca   (4, ANIC); Kenmore, 27.37.3S, 152.56.0E, ix.1994, V. Brancatini, Predator of Icerya seychellarum   on Michelia figo   (9, ANIC); E. moluccana Woodland Mulgowie, M.D. Peart   (1, ANIC); Kenmore, 27.37.3S, 152.56.0E, 20.vii.1994, Ofahey, feeding on Icerya seychellarum   on Michelia figo   (1, ANIC); Long Pocket, 27.30.65S, 152.59.731E, 28.xii.1994, O. Fahey, feeding on Icerya aegyptiaca   on Ficus   sp. (2, ANIC); Long Pocket, 27.30.65S, 152.59.731E, 28. xii.1994, O. Fahey, feeding on Icerya aegyptiaca   / I. seychellarum   on Ficus   sp./ avocado (1, ANIC); Long Pocket, 27.30.65S, 152.59. 731E, 5.i.1995, O. Fahey, feeding on Icerya aegyptiaca   / I. seychellarum   on Ficus   sp./ avocado (3, ANIC); Mt Coot-tha, 27.28.9S, 152.58.4E, 13.iv.1994, D.P.A. Sands, V. Brancatini, feeding on Monophlebulus comperei   on Eucalypt (3, ANIC). Western Australia: Coral Bay (nr. Cardabia), 1-2.viii.1978, H. & A. Howden (10, BMNH); Swan R, S.A. Museum (1, SAM).

Distribution. New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia ( Fig. 11 View Figures 6–11 ).

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

VM

Okresní vlastivedné muzeum

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

LP

Laboratory of Palaeontology

SAM

South African Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Novius

Loc

Novius bellus Blackburn

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

Rodolia bella: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia severini: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Rodolia immaculata: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Novius immaculatus

Lea, A. M. 1902: 492
1902
Loc

Eurodolia Severini Weise, 1895: 150

Weise, J. 1895: 150
1895
Loc

Novius bellus

Blackburn, T. 1889: 189
1889