Leptomantispa Hoffman

Hoffman, Kevin M., Oliver S. Flint, Jr. & Perez-Gelabert, Daniel E., 2017, The Mantispidae of the West Indies with special reference to the Dominican Republic (Neuroptera: Mantispidae), Insecta Mundi 2017 (559), pp. 1-15: 5

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5168387

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:243D760B-6CEA-49EF-A20D-FD135DF7C620

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FA87FC-FFB8-FFA0-FF5D-FCFBFEE7FBCE

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Leptomantispa Hoffman
status

 

Genus Leptomantispa Hoffman  

This genus, as the other Antillean genera, is limited to the New World. With the description of 2 species herein, it will contain 12 described species ( Hoffman 2002, Machado and Rafael 2010, Ardila- Camacho and García 2015). The immatures of Leptomantispa pulchella (Banks)   have been associated with 21 spider species in 6 families that are generally non web building wanderers on foliage ( Hoffman and Brushwein 1989, 1992). The first instars are obligate spider boarders ( Hoffman and Brushwein 1989).