Novius Mulsant

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

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795986

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EEFD2A-FFA6-FF85-FF6F-19BCD74C3F61

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Felipe

scientific name

Novius Mulsant
status

 

Key to Australian species of Novius Mulsant  

1. Elytra red with black, medially expanded, sutural stripe and additional black blotches or stripes ( Figs. 39,43–47 View Figures 39–68 ) .................................. 2

–. Elytra variable yellow, red, or black, but never red with black, medially expanded sutural stripe.... 3

2. Each elytron with two oblique to transverse black blotches ( Figs. 46, 47 View Figures 39–68 )............. N. cardinalis  

–. Each elytron with forked longitudinal stripe starting at humerus ( Figs. 43–45 View Figures 39–68 ).............. N. bellus  

3. Penis guide with barb ( Figs. 115, 118 View Figures 100–121 , 131, 136 View Figures 122–136 )... 4

–. Penis guide without barb ( Figs. 103, 110 View Figures 100–121 , 123 View Figures 122–136 )... 5

4. Barb on penis guide very distinct, large ( Figs. 129, 131, 136 View Figures 122–136 ).................... N. sanguinolentus  

–. Barb on penis guide very small ( Fig. 115 View Figures 100–121 )........................................... N. koebelei  

5. Penis guide in lateral view very thick at base and abruptly narrowed in apical half ( Fig. 111 View Figures 100–121 )........................................ N. cardinalis  

–. Penis guide in lateral view slender and gradually narrowing apically ( Fig. 102 View Figures 100–121 ).................. 6

6. Parameres distinctly expanded apically; penis guide about as long as parameres; penis blunt or weakly pointed apically ( Fig. 102 View Figures 100–121 )............. N. bellus  

–. Parameres parallel sided, not expanded apically; penis guide distinctly longer than parameres; penis sharply pointed apically ( Figs. 123, 124 View Figures 122–136 )... N. lindi