Haematomantispa Hoffman, 2002

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian, Calle-Tobón, Arley, Wolff, Marta & Stange, Lionel A., 2018, New species and new distributional records of Neotropical Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera), Zootaxa 4413 (2), pp. 295-324: 314

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Haematomantispa Hoffman, 2002


Genus Haematomantispa Hoffman, 2002  

Type species: Mantispa nubeculosa Navás, 1933: 196   .

Haematomantispa   is a Neotropical genus composed by two species with distribution ranging from Costa Rica to Brazil ( Machado & Rafael 2010). Members of this group are easily distinguished because of their striking body coloration pattern of dark reddish ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 ). The pronotum is straight and covered with scattered fine setae arising flush with the pronotal surface in lateral view. Male abdomen lacking pores; pseudopenis long and whip-like. Until now, this genus has never been recorded in Colombia, although there are reports of Haematomantispa nubeculosa Navás   in Panama and H. amazonica Machado & Rafael   in Brazil ( Hoffman 2002; Machado & Rafael 2010). The lack of records from Colombia is undoubtedly a result of the few studies on the fauna of the group in the area. Here we recorded the genus for the first time in the country, with H. nubeculosa   present in the department of Antioquia.