Stagmatoptera abdominalis (Olivier, 1792)

Rodrigues, Henrique Miranda & Cancello, Eliana Marques, 2016, Taxonomic revision of Stagmatoptera Burmeister, 1838 (Mantodea: Mantidae, Stagmatopterinae), Zootaxa 4183 (1), pp. 1-78: 70-71

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4183.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0E576DCD-49EB-47DD-9CF2-14F3941BA0B5

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scientific name

Stagmatoptera abdominalis (Olivier, 1792)
status

 

Stagmatoptera abdominalis (Olivier, 1792) 

Figure 57View FIGURE 57

Mantis abdominalis Olivier, 1792  , p.640 (descr.); Audinet Serville, 1831, p.54 (cit.).

= Mantis urbana Lichtenstein, 1802  , p.27 (descr.); Kirby, 1904, p.301 (syn.).

= Mantis birivia Stoll, 1813  , p.28, t.9, f.31 (descr.)

= Mantis (Cardioptera) birivia, Burmeister, 1838  , p.541 (redesc.).

= Stagmatoptera birivia, Saussure, 1870  , p.232 (cit.); Kirby, 1904, p.301 (syn.).

= Cardioptera birivia, Westwood, 1889  , p.15 (cit.).

Stagmatoptera abdominalis, Kirby, 1904  , p.301 (cit.); Rehn, 1911, p.13 (cit.); Giglio-Tos, 1914, p.35 (redesc.); Giglio-Tos, 1927, p.599 (redesc.); Terra, 1995, p.64 (cit.); Ehrmann, 2002, p.328 (cit.); Agudelo et al., 2007, p.125 (cit.); Ehrmann & Koçak, 2009, p.11 (cit.).

Type: Unknown.

Because it was not possible to find any specimen attributable to this species, we reproduce a translation of the original description and figure published by Stoll (1787) to aid the identification of any specimen that might emerge in the future:

“ It has the head, the thorax and the body very big and wide, the thorax is denticulate in the laterals, with a keel in the middle; the forelegs are big and with sharp spines on the lower surface, with which these insects grab and seize their prey, and then they throw their long and sharp claws, longer and bigger than in other species, making it evident that they can grab big insects to eat; the tarsi consisting of five articles. The forewings are usually green and leathery; however, on the anterior margin they are transparent with brown spots. The hindwings have the outer margin also leathery, brown on the tips, but the rest is membranous, transparent and reticulated ( Fig. 57View FIGURE 57)”

Remarks. Olivier (1792) formally described Stagmatoptera abdominalis  based on the work of Stoll (1787), who first described this species but without giving it a binomial Latinized name. The whereabouts of the specimen studied by Stoll (1787) is unknown, and no additional ones have been found so far. Giglio-Tos (1914, 1927) stated that he never saw any specimen of this species and his re-description is based on Stoll’s drawings. Specimens identified as S. abdominalis  in collections or in papers (e.g., Jantsch 1994) actually correspond to males of S. supplicaria  . These S. supplicaria  males are similar to the re-description presented by Giglio-Tos (1927) but differ in the stripes on the forewings. Males of S. supplicaria  have a large distal stripe and a smaller proximal stripe ( Fig. 55View FIGURE 55 A), which is the opposite of what is described for S. abdominalis  , a small distal stripe and a large proximal stripe ( Fig. 57View FIGURE 57). This species is maintained because it is currently not possible to prove or deny its validity.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mantodea

Family

Mantidae

Genus

Stagmatoptera

Loc

Stagmatoptera abdominalis (Olivier, 1792)

Rodrigues, Henrique Miranda & Cancello, Eliana Marques 2016

2016
Loc

Stagmatoptera abdominalis

Kirby 1904

1904
Loc

Cardioptera birivia

Westwood 1889

1889
Loc

Stagmatoptera birivia

Saussure 1870

1870
Loc

Mantis (Cardioptera) birivia

Burmeister 1838

1838
Loc

Mantis birivia

Stoll 1813

1813
Loc

Mantis urbana

Lichtenstein 1802

1802