Anchieta remipes ( Gerstaecker, 1888 ) Gerstaecker, 1888

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & García, Alexander, 2015, Mantidflies of Colombia (Neuroptera, Mantispidae), Zootaxa 3937 (3), pp. 401-455 : 410

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Anchieta remipes ( Gerstaecker, 1888 )

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Anchieta remipes ( Gerstaecker, 1888)   , new combination

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Anisoptera remipes Gerstaeker, 1888: 120   . Holotype: male, Colombia, Bogotá, [genitalia prepared by R. Hall] ( EMAU), images studied.

Trichoscelia remipes   ; Penny 1977: 37 (list.); 1982 b: 428 (cit.); Hoffman 2002: 275 (misidentification); Ohl 2004: 150 (cat.).

Discussion. Gerstaecker (1888) described Anisoptera remipes   from Bogotá, Colombia. The type specimen, a male deposited in the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Greifswald, Germany ( EMAU), was examined. The type specimen clearly belongs to the genus Anchieta   , because the wing venation, presence of a sub-basal spine on the forefemur and a widened hindtibia ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 a, b). Indeed Penny (1982 a) had previously sinonimized Anisoptera Schneider   with Anchieta   because of the presence of a sub-basal spine in the forefemur and other distinctive morphological characters and in 1988, studying the type, R. Hall stated, only in litteris, the new combination Anchieta remipes   ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 c). The type locality appears uncertain because of the high elevation of the city (over 2600 m) when the few existing records of Anchieta   , have been reported in the lowlands of the Amazon basin. Anchieta remipes   is very similar to A. bella   , and in a future revision of the genus they may be synonymized.

Hoffman (2002) identified a specimen from Costa Rica as Trichoscelia remipes   , assigning this name on the basis of its neighboring occurrence in Colombia but, at the same time, he indicated this identification as doubtful. The Trichoscelia   species recorded by Hoffman (2002) is probably an undescribed species.

Remarks. The type specimen of Anisoptera remipes   has the body predominantly orange, antennal scape brown and occiput with a transverse dark brown stripe ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 d). The pronotum is dark brown, with a transverse orange stripe on the prozona. Pteronotum orange ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 a). Forefemur almost entirely orange, with small and diffuse brown spots on inner surface ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 d). Forewing membrane hyaline, venation orange to light brown, pterostigma subrectangular, orange in color; hindwing with pterostigma elongated and elliptical ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 a). Hindtibia widened, predominantly orange, brown at posterior border and densely covered with long orange setae ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 d).

Distribution. Colombia.


Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitat Greifswald














Anchieta remipes ( Gerstaecker, 1888 )

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & García, Alexander 2015

Trichoscelia remipes

Ohl 2004: 150
Hoffman 2002: 275
Penny 1977: 37

Anisoptera remipes

Gerstaeker 1888: 120