Miobantia Giglio-Tos, 1917

Agudelo, Antonio A. & Rivera, Julio, 2015, Some taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in American Mantodea (Insecta, Dictyoptera) — Part I, Zootaxa 3936 (3), pp. 335-356: 339-340

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3936.3.2

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scientific name

Miobantia Giglio-Tos, 1917
status

 

Miobantia Giglio-Tos, 1917 

Terra (1995) considered Metathespis precaria Piza (1968 a)  as a synonym of Chloromiopteryx thalassina  . Examination of the type specimen of M. precaria  (deposited at ESALQ) ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 f, g, i) reveals that it is referable to the genus Miobantia  . Furthermore, comparison of the type’s genitalia with those of other Miobantia  species confirms that M. precaria  is a junior synonym of Miobantia rustica (Fabricius, 1781)  (cf. our Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 f and Fig. 22 in Scherrer 2014). Accordingly, Metathespis precaria  is removed from synonymy with Chloromiopteryx thalassina  and placed in synonymy with Miobantia rustica  .

An updated list of synonyms for M. rustica  follows:

Miobantia rustica (Fabr., 1781)  Mantis rustica Fabr., 1781 

= Miopteryx perloides Saussure, 1869  = Miopteryx nebulosa Giglio-Tos, 1915  = Metathespis precaria Piza, 1968  n. syn.

Scherrer (2014) provided a detailed revision of Miobantia  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mantodea

Family

Thespidae

Loc

Miobantia Giglio-Tos, 1917

Agudelo, Antonio A. & Rivera, Julio 2015

2015
Loc

Metathespis precaria

Piza 1968

1968
Loc

Miopteryx nebulosa

Giglio-Tos 1915

1915
Loc

Miopteryx perloides

Saussure 1869

1869