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-FE27FB47FCE2

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Felipe

scientific name

Leptomantispa Hoffman, 2002
status

 

Leptomantispa Hoffman, 2002  

Leptomantispa Hoffman, 2002: 264   ; Ohl 2004: 176 (cat.). Type species: Mantispilla pulchella Banks, 1912: 179   .

Diagnosis: Pronotum completely covered by setae (best seen in lateral view), setae arising directly from the surface. Male ectoproct with ventromedial lobe not sclerotized. Gonarcal membrane without scales. Male with pores at tergites IV and V (most specimens with pores at tergite III, too). Spermatheca widening distally.

Hoffman (2002) stated that there were eight species in the genus but listed only three. L. pulchella (Banks, 1912)   is found from Canada to Costa Rica ( Cannings & Cannings 2006), remaing two species ( L. chaos Hoffman, 2002   and L. nymphe Hoffman, 2002   ) are Neotropical and found in Brazil. Machado & Rafael (2007) described a fourth species of the genus, L. catarinae   , until now found only in Brazil. More two species are treated here: L. ariasi (Penny, 1982)   n. comb and L. axillaris (Navás, 1908)   n. comb.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Mantispidae

Loc

Leptomantispa Hoffman, 2002

MACHADO, RENATO JOSÉ PIRES & RAFAEL, JOSÉ ALBERTINO 2010
2010
Loc

Leptomantispa

Ohl, M. 2004: 176
Hoffman, K. M. 2002: 264
2002