Plega Navás, 1928, Navas, 1928

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian, Cancino-López, Rodolfo J., Acevedo, Fernando & Contreras-Ramos, Atilano, 2019, Four new species of Plega Navás, 1928 (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) from Mexico, Zootaxa 4612 (3), pp. 351-372: 352

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Plega Navás, 1928


Genus Plega Navás, 1928  

Species of this genus are characterized by a mottled coloration pattern, a row of tubercles in the mid-line on distal half of fore femur that splits into two rows near the basal half ( Fig. 2b View FIGURE 2 ); laterally to the tubercles there is a row of stout setae restricted to the distal half of the femur ( Fig. 2b View FIGURE 2 ) ( Parker & Stange 1965); the sub-basal major spine is present ( Fig. 2b View FIGURE 2 ); the foretrochanter lacks a medial dentiform process on inner surface ( Fig. 2b View FIGURE 2 ), and the forewing has the rarp2 cell curved ( Fig. 1b View FIGURE 1 ) ( Penny 1982b; Ardila-Camacho et al. 2018).

Included species. Plega banksi Rehn   , P. beardi Penny   , P. dactylota Rehn   , P. duckei Penny   , P. fratercula Rehn   , P. fumosa Linsley & MacSwain   , P. hagenella (Westwood)   , P. mixteca   sp. n., P. melitomae Linsley & MacSwain   , P. paraensis Penny   , P. signata (Hagen)   , P. sonorae   sp. n., P. spinosa   sp. n., P. stangei   sp. n., P. variegata Navás   , P. yucatanae Parker & Stange   , and P. zikani Navás.