Daternomina bifida, Cartwright, 2008

Cartwright, David I., 2008, A review of the Australian species of Ecnomina Kimmins and Daternomina Neboiss (Trichoptera: Ecnomidae), Zootaxa 1774 (1), pp. 1-76: 26-27

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1774.1.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0749822F-FFF2-6023-6AE7-CD33CDB6ADBA

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Daternomina bifida
status

sp. nov.

Daternomina bifida   sp. nov.

Figures 49–51 View FIGURES 46–51 , 61 View FIGURES 55–62

Diagnosis. Daternomina bifida   resembles D. ikathan   and D. scissura   in the general shape of the inferior appendages in ventral view, but differs in the following fine detail: the inferior appendages about equal in length to the superior appendages; in ventral view, the inferior appendages length is equal to the width, the meso-distal split separates distal four-fifths, the apices are relatively narrow; and the phallus doesn’t have a robust pair of processes situated dorso-laterally.

Description. Head, body and wings brown; wings similar to D. irrorata   ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1–6 ) except fork 2 nygma absent. Forewing length about 3.0–3.3 times width: male 4.1–4.5 mm, female 4.5 mm. Forewing fork 2 relatively long, sessile, about 1.3–1.4 times length of fork 3; fork 3 relatively long, with short footstalk, fork 3 greater than 5 times length footstalk, footstalk between 0.7–1.1 times length cross-vein m; r-m and m sepa- rated at fork 3 by about 1.5–1.6 times length of cross-vein m; fork 4 present, shorter than fork 3; fork 5 long, about 1.8 times length of fork 4. Hindwing length about 3.0–3.2 times width, fork 2 sessile, length about 1.3– 1.5 times length of fork 3.

Male Tergum X membranous ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 46–51 ). Superior appendages laterally compressed; in lateral view robust, sub-rectangular, length about 3 times width ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 46–51 ); in dorsal view, slender, length about 6 times width, with several small processes on mesal margin subapically and one in basal half ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 46–51 ). Phallus simple, tube-like, dilated slightly distally, with pairs of spines apically, embedded subapically and a pair of slender hooked processes dorsally; with a single, down-curved process (phallic guide) arising from near the base of the inferior appendages ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 46–51 ). Inferior appendages robust, dorso-ventrally flattened; in ventral view fused in basal fifth to form a single plate, distal four fifths separated narrowly by a deep mesal split, with pair of relatively narrow apices ( Fig. 50 View FIGURES 46–51 ); in lateral view robust, length about 3 times width, broadest basally, tapered gradually distally ( Fig. 49 View FIGURES 46–51 ).

Female. Genitalia with a pair of large, semi-ovoid, narrowly separated ‘tongue-shaped’ lobes on sternite VIII ( Fig. 61 View FIGURES 55–62 ).

Holotype male: New South Wales, Wilson R., NW of Wauchope, 31°14'S, 152°34'E, 30 Oct 1981, Wells and Carter ( NMV, T-19592). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes: New South Wales. 28 males (specimen CT-452 figured)   , 16 females, collected with holotype GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, 1 female (specimen CT-540 figured), Styx R. at forest camp, Styx R. State Forest , 28 Oct 1981, Wells and Carter ( NMV)   .

Other material examined: Queensland. 1 male   , Carnarvon Gorge Nat. Pk , 25°15'S, 148°24'E, 12 Nov 1990, G. Theischinger; 4 males, 4 females GoogleMaps   , Bundaroo Ck, Conondale Ra. , rainforest, 3 Dec 1985, C. Cassis and D. Bickel; 10 males   , Booloumba Ck , 8 km SW Kenilworth, 26°39'S, 152°39'E, 12 Dec 1984, G. Theischinger; 3 males, 1 female GoogleMaps   , Booloumba Ck , 8 km SW Kenilworth, 26°39'S, 152°39'E, 12 Jan 1986, G. Theischinger; 7 females GoogleMaps   , same loc. and coll., 12 Dec 1984; 1 female, same loc., 1–3 Dec 1985, Cassis and Bickel. New South Wales. 1 male, 1 female   , Wilson R. Res. , 15 km NW Bellangry, 244m, 7 Dec 1986, G. Theischinger; 1 female   , Styx R. at forest camp, Styx R. State Forest , 28 Oct 1981, Wells and Carter; 3 females   , Bellinger R., 30°26'S, 152°44'E, 31 Oct 1981, Wells and Carter; 3 males, 6 females GoogleMaps   , Gloucester R., 9 km SW of Gloucester, 17 Feb 1980, A. Calder; 1 female   , Allyn R., NE of Eccleston, 3 Nov 1981, Wells and Carter; 1 female   , Jerusalem Falls nr Karuah , 6 Dec 1988, G. Theischinger; 1 male   , small ck nr Berowra , 19 Nov 1988?, G. Theischinger; 2 males   , Kangaroo Valley , 22 Mar 1961, E.F. Riek ( ANIC); 1 male   , U Kangaroo Valley , 24 Nov 1960, E.F. Riek ( ANIC)   . Victoria. 20 females   , Genoa R. nr Wangarabell , 18 Mar 1977, A.N.; 2 females   , same locality, 8 Feb 1980, A.W.; 1 male   , Tennyson Ck , 5 km NW Buldah, 37°14'S, 149°07'E, 1–7 Jan 1982, Anzses Exped.; 2 males GoogleMaps   , Tambo R. at Moonlight Ck track crossing, State Forest , 17 Jan 1982, A.W.; 1 male, 1 female   , Wongungarra-Crooked R. jn, 9 Feb 1981, J. Blyth; 5 males   , Wonnangatta-Humffrey R. jn, 11 Feb 1981, J. Blyth; 1 male, 6 females   , Wentworth R., E of Dargo, 37°25'S, 147°25'E, 8 Feb 1981, J. Blyth; 18 males, 30 females GoogleMaps   , Macalister-Barkly R. jn, Lyndon Flat , 6 Dec 1977, NMV Survey Dept; 9 males, 4 females   , Macalister-Caledonia R. jn, 16 Feb 1977, A. A. Calder; 1 male, 1 female   , Macalister-Wellington R. jn, 23 Feb 1978, NMV Survey Dept; 1 male   , Wellington-Carey R. jn, 15 Feb 1977, A.A. Calder; 10 males, 2 females   , Wellington R., 17 km N Licola , 14 Feb 1977, A. A. Calder; 2 males   , Wellington R., 23 km NNE Licola on Tamborithra Rd , 25 Feb 1978, NMV Survey Dept; 3 females   , Aberfeldy R., Aberfeldy-Walhalla Rd , 10 Mar 1979, NMV Survey Dept; 1 male   , same loc. and coll., 14 Feb 1977; 4 males, Thomson R, Low Saddle Track , 27 Nov 1980, NMV Survey Dept; 1 male   , Tyers R. on Yallourn N-Tyers Rd , 38°8.9'S, 145°26.7'E, 12 Nov 1980, Latrobe C Survey GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. Bifida - Latin word for split into two parts (inferior appendages).

Remarks. Daternomina bifida   is relatively common and widespread, being recorded from many sites in south-eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria (latitudinal range 25°15'- 38°09' S).

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

NMV

Museum Victoria

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection