Dorsomitus neavei ( Kimmins, 1949 ) Michel & Mansell, 2018

Michel, Bruno & Mansell, Mervyn W., 2018, A new genus and species of owlfly from eastern and southern Africa (Neuroptera: Ascalaphidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 413, pp. 1-12 : 4

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.413

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5950223

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/7A616478-4C51-AB5E-ACC4-FD53FD9DF94E

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Plazi

scientific name

Dorsomitus neavei ( Kimmins, 1949 )
status

gen. et comb. nov.

Dorsomitus neavei ( Kimmins, 1949) gen. et comb. nov.

Fig. 1 View Fig. 1

Disparomitus neavei Kimmins, 1949: 13 , fig. 5.

Diagnosis

Male

Prongs of the forked projection of abdominal segment 1 of male as long as wide ( Fig. 1D View Fig. 1 ). Side and dorsal part of the abdominal tergites 2 and 3 of male with slender erect brown setae ( Fig. 1D–E View Fig. 1 ).

Material examined

Holotype

MALAWI: ♂, Mulanje (“ Nyasaland, Mlanje ”), -16.03, 35.50, alt. 634 m, 4 Dec. 1912, S.A. Neave leg. ( NHMUK 1913-140 ) ( Fig. 1A View Fig. 1 ).

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Remarks

The male of D. neavei was described in detail by Kimmins (1949). In addition, the mesothoracic prescutum manifests a dark oval marking divided medially by a narrow longitudinal clear line ( Fig. 1A View Fig. 1 ). Dorsal part of mesoscutum with an elongate dark marking. Lateral and ventral part of thorax lighter than the dorsal part ( Fig. 1B View Fig. 1 ). First abdominal tergite developed into a bifurcate projection with the prongs as long as wide. Its surface is striated ( Fig. 1D View Fig. 1 ). Lateral surfaces of the second and third abdominal tergites covered with slender erect setae, similar setae also present dorsally ( Fig. 1C View Fig. 1 ). Third abdominal sternite yellowish with two basal black shiny areas and two sinuate dark lines ( Fig. 1E View Fig. 1 ). Gonarcus-parameres complex as in Fig. 1F View Fig. 1 .

Distribution

Known from Malawi ( Fig. 4 View Fig. 4 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Ascalaphidae

Genus

Dorsomitus

Loc

Dorsomitus neavei ( Kimmins, 1949 )

Michel, Bruno & Mansell, Mervyn W. 2018
2018
Loc

Disparomitus neavei

Kimmins, 1949 : 13