Chimarra lehibemavo, Ird & Inra, 2017

Gibon, François-Marie, 2017, The Chimarra lehibemavo species-group, new and endemic to Madagascar (Trichoptera, Philopotamidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 319, pp. 1-31 : 4-6

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.319

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3848179

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/419A1C29-F941-42A7-9663-4FE9CBCF186B

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Chimarra lehibemavo
status

sp. nov.

Chimarra lehibemavo sp. nov.

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Figs 2 View Fig , 16 View Fig

Diagnosis

Chimarra lehibemavo sp. nov. is one of the largest Afrotropical species of the genus. Together with C. cebegepi sp. nov. and C. saha sp. nov. it forms a sub-group being characteristic in having a long and finger-shaped dorsal branch of tergum X ( Fig. 2A View Fig 1, B1 View Fig ) and a long dorsal branch of the inferior appendage ( Fig. 2A, C View Fig 3 View Fig ). Chimarra lehibemavo sp. nov. is characterized by the phallic internal sclerite

which is stout and shorter than the phallotremal sclerite, whereas longer in Chimarra cebegepi sp. nov. ( Fig. 3 View Fig D–E) and Chimarra saha sp. nov. ( Fig. 13 View Fig D–E).

Etymology

From the Malagasy ‘lehibe’ (= big) and ‘mavo’ (= yellow), referring to the colour and large size of the species.

Type material

Holotype

MADAGASCAR: ♂, mounted on 3 slides, remaining parts in alcohol, Andranomifitatra River , camp IV of the WWF expedition to the Marojejy National Park, 14°26′04″ S, 49°44′05″ E, 1625 m, 12 Nov. 1996, leg. D. Randriamasimanana and J. Legrand.

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Paratypes

MADAGASCAR: 1 ♂, in alcohol, Andranomifitatra River, camp III of the WWF expedition to the Marojejy National Park, 14°26′02″ S, 49°44′05″ E, 1225 m, 25 Oct. 1996, leg. D. Randriamasimanana and J. Legrand; 3 ♂♂, in alcohol, camp II of the WWF expedition to the Marojejy National Park, 14°26′02″ S, 49°45′47″ E, 725 m, 16 Oct. 1996, leg. D. Randriamasimanana and J. Legrand; 1 ♂, mounted on 3 slides, remaining parts in alcohol, camp II of the WWF expedition to the Marojejy National Park, 14°26′10″ S, 49°45′37″ E, 750 m, 14 Oct. 1996, leg. D. Randriamasimanana and J. Legrand; 1 ♂, mounted on 2 slides, remaining parts in alcohol, camp I of the WWF expedition to the Marojejy National Park, 14°25′50″ S, 49°46′18″ E, 500 m, 12 Oct. 1996, leg. D. Randriamasimanana and J. Legrand.

Description

SIZE. Forewing 10.0 mm, hind wing 8.0 mm.

TERGUM X. Lateral lobes deeply divided, boomerang-shaped with long dorsal and ventral branches ( Fig. 2 A View Fig ).

INFERIOR APPENDAGES. Roughly triangular, anterior margin length about twice the ventral margin length; hypotenuse sinuous; internal lobe small and thumb-shaped on lateral view, wide and sinuous on dorsal view.

PHALLIC APPARATUS. Little modified, ventral lamina separate and forming long digitiform plate ( Fig. 2 View Fig C–D), dorsal lamina wide and sub rectangular; internal sclerite short and stout, bifid lateral view; phallotremal sclerite with one central peaked element and two hook-shaped lateral elements.

Distribution

Madagascar (endemic), Marojejy National Park.

WWF

Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation

S

Department of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History

E

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

J

University of the Witwatersrand

I

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University

A

Harvard University - Arnold Arboretum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Trichoptera

Family

Philopotamidae

Genus

Chimarra