Novius lindi 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: 11-12

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795990

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scientific name

Novius lindi Blackburn
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Novius lindi Blackburn  

( Figs 25–29 View Figures 25–29 , 60–63 View Figures 39–68 , 81, 82 View Figures 69–87 , 122–126 View Figures 122–136 )

Novius lindi Blackburn, 1889b: 188   . TL: South Australia, Port Lincoln.

Rodolia lindi: Ślipiński, 2007: 143   .

Diagnosis. Novius lindi   is very similar to N. bellus   but can be distinguished by having parallel sided, not apically expanded, parameres that are distinctly shorter than the penis guide, and the penis with a simple, sharp apex ( Figs 25–28 View Figures 25–29 ). The eyes are also more broadly separated in R. lindi   than in R. bella   ( Figs 81, 82 View Figures 69–87 ).

Description. Length 2.5 – 3.0 mm. Body elongateoval, widest shortly behind elytral humeri, 1.2–1.4 times longer than wide. Color pattern variable. Head black; pronotum uniformly dark or with anterior part yellowish. Elytra of typical form black with yellowish lateral margins, and two pale spots, one central and second apical on each elytron. Melanic forms have elytra with variable amounts of black coloration, ranging to completely black ( Figs 60–63 View Figures 39–68 ). Interocular distance in frontal view 2.8–3.1 times eye width ( Figs 81, 82 View Figures 69–87 ). Male genitalia ( Figs 25–28 View Figures 25–29 ): parameres slender, parallel sided, not expanded apically; penis guide distinctly longer than parameres, apically pointed. Penis apically simple with sharp apical point. Female genitalia as in Figs 92, 93 View Figures 88–99 .

Type material. Lectotype male (here designated), BMNH. “Type / Australia; Blackburn Coll.; B. M. 1910 - 236. / Novius lindi, Blackb   / T 1089.”  

Other specimens examined. Australian Capital Territory: CSIRO, Canberra, 15-18.xii.1980, Acacia   species, R.D. Pope, B.M. 1981-447 (8, BMNH); Deakin, Canberra, 22-23.xi.1980, Acacia   species, Clea   species, R.D. Pope, B.M. 1981-447 (1, BMNH); CSIRO, Canberra, 23.xii.1980, Acacia   species, R.D. Pope, B.M. 1981-447 (3, BMNH). New South Wales: Cabramatta, Georges R. Valley, 7.i.1962. On flowers Bursaria spinosa   , (1, ANIC). Western Australia: Yalgurup NP, 22.iii. 1981, R.D. Pope, Jacksonia   species, R.D. Pope, B.M. 1981-447 (1, BMNH). Queensland: Brisbane, 28.viii- 24.xi.1998, V. Brancatini, O. Fahey (37, BMNH).

Distribution. Australian Capital Territory, New

South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland ( Fig. 29 View Figures 25–29 ).

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Novius

Loc

Novius lindi Blackburn

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

Rodolia lindi: Ślipiński, 2007: 143

Slipinski, S. A. 2007: 143
2007
Loc

Novius lindi

Blackburn, T. 1889: 188
1889