Leptomantispa, Hoffman, 2002

MACHADO, RENATO JOSÉ PIRES & RAFAEL, JOSÉ ALBERTINO, 2010, Taxonomy of the Brazilian species previously placed in Mantispa Illiger, 1798 (Neuroptera: Mantispidae), with the description of three new species, Zootaxa 2454 (1), pp. 1-61: 37

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2454.1.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87CD-5C6D-FFBE-FF38-FC20FA76FA73

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Felipe

scientific name

Leptomantispa
status

 

Key to the species of Leptomantispa   with records for Brazil

1. Wing with pterostigma red and space between Sc and RA hyaline (Fig. 21g), male: hypomere as four small sclerotized marks on pseudopenal membrane ( Fig. 22e, f) .................................................................................... L. axillaris  

1’. Wing with pterostigma dark or light reddish brown and space between Sc and RA light brown (Fig. 19g), male: hypomere absent or as two small sclerotized marks on pseudopenal membrane ( Fig. 20d, e) .................................... 2

2. Forefemur anterior surface light brown or at least with a light reddish brown spot near basal spine (Fig 25e), male gonocoxite with external border bent medially, in ventral view ( Fig 26e) .................................................... L. nymphe  

2’. Most of forefemur anterior surface dark brown or dark reddish brown (Fig 19e), male gonocoxite with external bor- der not bent medially, in ventral view ( Fig 20d)........................................................................................................... 3

3. Wing base hyaline (Fig. 19g); male pseudopenis as long as or slightly shorter than gonarcus median lobe ( Fig. 20e) .......................................................................................................................................................................... L. ariasi  

3’. Wing base light brown (Fig. 23g); male pseudopenis longer than gonarcus median lobe (Fig. 24f)........................... 4

4. Male: hypomere absent; gonocoxite with small scales at apex; tergite III without pores. Female: ectoproct as long as gonocoxite; spermathecal duct with few bends .......................................................................................... L. catarinae  

4’. Male: hypomere as two small sclerotized marks on pseudopenal membrane; gonocoxite without small scales at apex; tergite III with pores in posterior border (Fig. 24a). Female: ectoproct shorter than gonocoxite; spermathecal duct coiled (Fig. 24i) ......................................................................................................................................... L. chaos