Plega Navás, 1927

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & García, Alexander, 2015, Mantidflies of Colombia (Neuroptera, Mantispidae), Zootaxa 3937 (3), pp. 401-455 : 410-413

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3937.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B50FB13D-0A8C-47D1-8616-9BA239E72C6D

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5622133

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/392B0C11-FFF0-FFEC-A885-F8B8FBF9D4CF

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scientific name

Plega Navás, 1927
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Plega Navás, 1927

Plega includes 14 species distributed from southeastern United States to southern Bolivia and Brazil ( Hoffman 2002; Ohl 2004). Penny (1982 b) and Penny & da Costa (1983) respectively studied the fauna of the Amazon basin and Brazil, but no comprehensive review of this genus is currently available. The determination of Neotropical species is consequently often unreliable. In this work we record two species, P. fasciatella and P. hagenella .

Geοgraphical Nο. οf gοnοcοxite

Species grοup Plega spp. Hοst(s) Reference(s)

distributiοn spines

Immature stages of Plega develop mainly on larvae and pupae of Hymenoptera ( Apidae , Colletidae , Crabronidae , Megachilidae and Pompilidae ), albeit were also observed feeding on immature stages of other orders: Noctuidae ( Lepidoptera ), Scarabaeidae ( Coleoptera ) and Asilidae ( Diptera ) ( Woglum 1935; Linsley & MacSwain 1955; Parker & Stange 1965; Werner & Butler 1965; Penny 1982 b; Cambra et al. 2004). In laboratory conditions, MacLeod & Redborg (1982) offered as food immature Coleoptera , Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera and indicated that the feeding specificity of the larvae could be more extensive than the studies on this subject suggest. Biological data, distribution and systematics of Plega species are summarized in Table 2 View TABLE 2 .

TABLE 2. Biοlοgical, geοgraphical and taxοnοmic data οf knοwn species οf Plega.

melitomae beardi Penny Brazil, Τrinidad 5 Trypoxylon albitarsis (Crabrοnidae) Penny (1982b)
melitomae melitomae melitomae hagenella Bοlivia, Brazil, (Westwοοd) Cοlοmbia, Cοsta Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Τrinidad, venezuela melitomae Linsley & Mexicο MacSwain paraensis Penny Brazil 3‾4 4? Hylaeus (Hylaeopsis) sp (Cοlletidae) in nest οf Penny (1982b); Hοοk et Trypoxylon manni ; Melipona subnitida al. (2010); Maia-Silva et ( Apidae ) al. (2013) Melitoma segmentaria ( Apidae ) Linsley & MacSwain (1955); Parker & Stange (1965) ‾ Penny (1982b)
melitomae signata signata signata yucatanae Parker & Mexicο Stange banksi Rehn U.S.A. dactylota Rehn U.S.A. duckei Penny Brazil 2 7 7 ̶̶15 4 Megachile (Holomegachile) exaltata Parker & Stange (1965) ( Megachilidae ) Asilidae ; Cyclocephala pasadenae Rehn (1939) ; Werner & ( Scarabaeidae ) Butler (1965) Tribolium confusum (Curculiοnidae; in Rehn (1939); MacLeοd labοratοry); Scelephron, Trypoxylon , Pison & Redbοrg (1982); Rice ( Sphecidae , in labοratοry); Ephestia kuehniella (1987) ( Pyralidae , in labοratοry) ‾ Penny(1982b)
signata signata signata ? fasciatella Cοlοmbia, venezuela (Westwοοd) fumosa Linsley & Mexicο MacSwain signata (Hagen) U.S.A., Mexicο, Cοsta Rica fratercula Rehn U.S.A. 10 8 3 5 ‾ Linsley & MacSwain (1955); Parker & Stange (1965) ‾ Linsley&MacSwain (1955) Egira curialis (Nοctuidae), E. kuehniella (in Wοglum (1935); Rehn labοratοry) (1939); Ferris (1940); MacLeοd & Redbοrg (1982) ‾ Rehn (1939)
? variegata Navas Mexicο ? ‾ Navas (1927)
? zikani Navas Brazil ? ‾ Οhl (2004)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Mantispidae

Loc

Plega Navás, 1927

Ardila-Camacho, Adrian & García, Alexander 2015
2015
Loc

Megachile (Holomegachile) exaltata

Parker & Stange 1965
1965
Loc

Cyclocephala pasadenae

Rehn 1939
1939