Afroptera leptocera ( Navás, 1910 )

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Mansell, Mervyn W. & Sole, Catherine L., 2019, Revision of the southern African genera Nemopterella Banks and Nemia Navás (Neuroptera: Nemopteridae: Nemopterinae), with descriptions of new genera and species, Zootaxa 4635 (1), pp. 1-89: 47-48

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4635.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E1AC3BD4-6FCB-49F9-8069-624760C2CAF7

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DBDF51-A777-FF9F-FF0D-FBDA34A15FBC

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Plazi

scientific name

Afroptera leptocera ( Navás, 1910 )
status

comb. nov.

Afroptera leptocera ( Navás, 1910)  comb. nov.

( Figs 88View FIGURES 88–89, 95View FIGURES 90–95, 152View FIGURES 151–152)

Synonymy

Eretmoptera leptocera Navás 1910: 364  .

Nemopterella leptocera Navás 1912: 9  .

Etymology. Unknown.

Type locality. Namibia, Fort Numis (not located)  .

Type depository. NHMV  .

Diagnosis. Afroptera leptocera  is recognised by the pronounced blackish stripes on the thorax and the whitish yellow antennae.

Size (mm). Male: body length 9.1 (8.1–10); forewing 21.8 (20–23.1); hind wing 50.2 (45–54.3); antenna 19.1 (15– 21.3); Female: body length 10.3 (8.4–12); forewing 21.4 (19–23.4); hind wing 45.7 (41–52); antenna 13 (10.5–14). (N = 22).

Type material examined. NAMIBIA. Holotype ♀ (Habitus Photo, Fig. 88View FIGURES 88–89). Holotypus (red printed label) / Da- mara L, Fort Numis?, No 6. Halter  sp. Fleck’ (white handwritten label) / Eretmoptera leptocera Nav.  (white handwritten label) /Typus (red printed label).

Other material examined. NAMIBIA. 1♂ 1♀, TMSA02064View Materials  , ‘ Rehoboth [20°14’S 15°40’E], March 1938, H.W.Bell Marley / Nemopterella leptocera Nav., Det. Bo Tjeder 1966  GoogleMaps  ; 2♀, TMSA02065View Materials  , BULLSPOORT [24°08’56’’S 16°21’47’’E], x.1952, S.W.A., R.G.Strey / Nemopterella leptocera Nav.  det. Bo Tjeder 1966; 2♀, Ongvati River, Outjo Dist. [20°06′32″S 16°09′17″E], VIII.1950, R.G.Strey / Nemopterella leptocera Nav., Det. Bo Tjeder 1966  GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, TMSA02066View Materials  , Warmfontein [27°05’45’’S 19°14’52’’E], 5.x.1950, R.G.Strey / Nemopterella leptocera Nav., Det. Bo Tjeder 1966  GoogleMaps  ; 3♂, TMSA02198View Materials  and 2♀, TMSA02197View Materials  , Farm Bergland [27°28’S 17°40’E], Karas Dist., Gaapmouth into Fish River , 454m, 25.vii.2005, T.Bird / Nemopterella leptocera ( Navás, 1910)  GoogleMaps  ♂, det. M.W.Mansell 2014. (All TMSA)  . 10♀, NEUR08940  , Boom River Canyon Campsite, 28°00S 17°03E, 19.xi.1993, R. Stals. ( SANC)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution and habitat. This species seems to be endemic to Namibia where its main distribution falls within the Namibia Savanna Woodlands Ecoregion ( Fig. 152View FIGURES 151–152). (See the description of the habitat under the distribution of A. alba  ).

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Nemopteridae

Genus

Afroptera

Loc

Afroptera leptocera ( Navás, 1910 )

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Mansell, Mervyn W. & Sole, Catherine L. 2019
2019
Loc

Eretmoptera leptocera Navás 1910: 364

Navas, L. 1910: 364
Loc

Nemopterella leptocera Navás 1912: 9

Navas, L. 1912: 9