Nallachius phantomellus Adams

Bowles, David E., Contreras-Ramos, A, Mariza & Ferro, Michael L., 2015, New distributional records for pleasing lacewings (Neuroptera: Dilaridae, Nallachius spp.) in the Americas, Insecta Mundi 2015 (406), pp. 1-10: 6-7

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5181497

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8A9BBBCD-D289-44FC-9219-3297F73BC7C2

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5190798

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D0648785-FFEE-FF85-FF70-F996FD2A39BD

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scientific name

Nallachius phantomellus Adams
status

 

Nallachius phantomellus Adams  

We examined a single male specimen of this species collected in Ecuador. It agreed in most aspects with the description and illustrations presented in Adams (1970) and Machado and Rafael (2010). The distinctive wing maculation, and configuration of the gonocoxites and internal genital armature matched those described by Adams. The specimen we examined differed in having the tip of gonocoxite entire rather than serrate as in N. phantomellus   . The type material described by Adams (1970) was collected from the Rio Caragualà, Brazil. The specimen we examined from Ecuador was from some 3,000 km to the northwest of the type locality. This collection suggests that N. phantomellus   has a more widespread distribution in South America than previously reported, or the specimen from Ecuador represents an undescribed and closely related species. Until additional material becomes available we are considering this species to be N. phantomellus   . Nallachius loxanus Navás   , a member of the americanus   species group, is the only other dilarid species known from Ecuador.

ECUADOR: Orelleana Province, Yasuni NP, Yasuni Res. Sta., 00 o 40.4 ″ S, 76 o 23.86 ″ W, 01 Jul 2008, M. Ferro, MV Blacklight, 1 male ( LSAM).

MV

University of Montana Museum

LSAM

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Dilaridae

Genus

Nallachius