Hebrus jeanneli djaneti Poisson, 1953,

Kment, Petr, Jindra, Zdeněk & Berchi, Gavril Marius, 2016, Review of West-Palaearctic Hebridae with description of a new species and redescription of Hebrus fulvinervis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), Zootaxa 4147 (3), pp. 201-239: 210

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Hebrus jeanneli djaneti Poisson, 1953


Hebrus jeanneli djaneti Poisson, 1953 

( Figs. 23–24View FIGURES 23 – 28. 23 – 24, 66View FIGURE 66)

Hebrus jeanneli  (f.) djaneti Poisson, 1953: 69. Syntypes: 1 ♂ 5 ♀, Algeria: Djanet ( USNM). 

Material examined. ALGERIA: Hoggar Mts. , near Tamanrasset, 7.–8. v.1975, 2 ♀, R. Linnavuori lgt. & det. ( NMPC)  . MOROCCO: Haut Atlas  Mts., Qued Reraïa, 33 km south of Marakech , 31. vii.1959, 1 ♀, Eckerlein lgt., L. Hoberlandt 1965 det. as H. dupuisi, P. Kment  revid. ( NMPC); Tamegroute env., 540 m a.s.l., 14  . iv.2012, 1 Ƌ, P. Krásenský lgt. (ZJPC).

Distribution ( Fig. 66View FIGURE 66). North Africa: Algeria (south-east): Tassili Mts. ( Poisson 1953), Hoggar Mts. (this paper); Morocco (new record). New species for Morocco.

Comments. In the original description, the taxon was treated twice as a form ( Hebrus jeanneli  f. djaneti —pp. 69, 70) and three times as a trinomen which is fitting subspecific status ( Hebrus jeanneli djaneti  —pp. 71, 81). According to the Article 45.6.4 ( ICZN 1999), the name djaneti must be regarded as available in subspecific rank.

This subspecies has not been recorded since its description. According to the original description, the species is very similar to H. montanus  , but the hind tibia of the male, as depicted by Poisson (1953: Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 3 D) and also in the only examined male, bears no long hairs. The three examined females ( Figs. 23–24View FIGURES 23 – 28. 23 – 24) fits the original description well. The male from Morocco: Asni ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 23 – 28. 23 – 24), identified as H. montanus  by Kment & Kanyukova (2010), has similar colouration but it bears a row of erect setae in the middle of the upper surface of the hind tibia.

No depository of the types was mentioned in the original description ( Poisson 1953) nor in the Palaearctic catalogue by Andersen (1995). The collection at the USNM in Washington includes four card-mounted and two slide-mounted specimens: ‘I found two slides of H. jeanneli djaneti  , one with the genitalia only and labelled “ Hebrus jeanneli djaneti  nov., [?]Tassili, F. Bernard.”, the second one has the genitalia, hemelytra, and legs and is labelled “ Hebrus jeanneli djaneti  nov., [?],Tassili, F. Bernard.” There are four carded H. jeanneli djaneti  , two on separate cards (a male and female) and pins and two on separate cards (apparently both females) but one pin, all are from Djanet. The separate male and female have a label saying “scutellum different”.’ (T. J. Henry, pers. comm).


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Hebrus jeanneli djaneti Poisson, 1953

Kment, Petr, Jindra, Zdeněk & Berchi, Gavril Marius 2016

Hebrus jeanneli

Poisson 1953: 69