Ephemerythus nigricolor sp.

Kluge, Nikita J. & Novikova, Eugenia A., 2017, Revision of Ephemerythus Gillies 1960 (Ephemeroptera: Tricorythidae), Zootaxa 4347 (1), pp. 31-55: 41-44

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4347.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:08E7E948-410A-4EA8-9DB3-6B0374C2A467

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F22843-FFC4-FFE4-FF6E-FD96FB275DF2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ephemerythus nigricolor sp.
status

sp.

Ephemerythus nigricolor sp.  n.

( FIGS 27–38View FIGURES 27 – 31View FIGURES 32 – 36View FIGURES 37 – 38)

Material. HOLOTyPE: L-S-I ♂ {SPEcImEN [XV](6)B 2 014}, ZAMBIA, MWINILuNGA REGION: RIvER WEST LuNGA NEAR MWINILuNGA, 11°45'S, 24°26'E, 20.VIII.2014, cOLL. N. KLuGE & L. SHEykOGoogleMaps  . PARATyPES: THE SAmE LOcALITy, 14– 17.VIII.2014, coll. N. Kluge & L. Sheyko: 1 L-S-I ♂, 1 L-S-I ♀, 1 L-S ♀, 15 larvae; River Mudanyama in MWINILuNGA, 11°44'S, 24°25'E, 14–17.VIII.2014, cOLL. N. KLuGE & L. SHEykO: 6 LARvAE; SOLWEzI REGION, MuTANDA FALLS, 12°24'S, 26°15'E, 10–12.VIII.2014, cOLL. N. KLuGE & L. SHEykO: 10 LARvAE.GoogleMaps 

Etymology. THE SPEcIfIc EPITHET REfERS TO THE uNIfORmLy GRAy cOLORATION Of THE mALE ImAGINAL AbDOmEN, WHIcH, uNLIkE OTHER kNOWN SPEcIES Of Ephemerythus  , HASAbout HAS NO WHITE OR cOLORLESS AREAS ( FIG. 30View FIGURES 27 – 31).

Descriptions. Larva. STRUCTURE. BITING EDGE Of mAXILLA RELATIvELy NARROW: INNER-DORSAL ROW, bESIDES TWO DENTISETAE, WITH 2 SETAE PROXImAD Of PROXImAL DENTISETA; INNER-vENTRAL ROW cONSISTING Of 4–6 SETAE; APIcAL TufT Of LONG SETAE cONSISTING Of 8–10 ARcHED ROWS ( AS IN E. niger  – FIG. 9View FIGURES 9 – 13). FEmORA NOTAbout NOT WIDE; STOuT SPATuLATE SETAE LONG, ON fORE fEmuR fORmING IRREGuLAR TRANSvERSE ROW; fORE TIbIA WITH POINTED PEcTINATE SETAE ON INNER SIDE AND LONGITuDINAL ROW Of STOuT bLuNT SETAE ON ANTERIOR SIDE, WITHOuT STOuT SETAE ON POSTERIOR SIDE; mIDDLE AND HIND TIbIAE WITH POINTED PEcTINATE SETAE ON INNER SIDE AND TWO LONGITuDINAL ROWS Of STOuT bLuNT SETAE ( AS IN E. niger  – KLuGE 2010A: FIGS 16– 17View FIGURES 14 – 17). HIND PROTOPTERA PRESENT IN mALE, AbSENT IN fEmALE. AbDOmINAL TERGA AND STERNA WITH SPARSE SImPLE SETAE, WITHOuT OTHER SOckETS ( IN cONTRAST TO E. pictus  ). TERGALIuS V WITH vENTRAL LObE; TERGALIuS VI PRESENT, WITHOuT vENTRAL LObE ( AS IN E. niger  – KLuGE 2010A: FIGS 10–14View FIGURES 9 – 13View FIGURES 14 – 17).

CUTICLE COLORATION. NEARLy uNIcOLOR, OcHER OR bROWNISH.

HYPODERMAL COLORATION. HEAD AND THORAX WITH vARIAbLE mAcuLATION; fEmORA WITH ONE OR TWO WIDE, bROWN cROSS bANDS; TIbIAE WITH TWO bROWN cROSS bANDS ( FIGS 28–29View FIGURES 27 – 31). HyPODERmAL cOLORATION Of fORE PROTOPTERA, If PRESENT, EquIvALENT IN mALE AND fEmALE LARvAE, cONSISTING Of DARk GRAy-bROWN LINES cORRESPONDING TO LONGITuDINAL vEINS (buT NOT TO cROSS vEINS AND INTERcALARIES) ( FIGS 28–29View FIGURES 27 – 31; AS IN E. niger  FIGS 1–2View FIGURES 1 – 8). AbDOmINAL TERGA WITHOuT cONTRASTING mAcuLATION  , AS IN ImAGO. 

Subimago. CuTIcLE Of mESONOTum LIGHT bROWN, WITH cONTRASTING cOLORLESS, TRANSvERSE bAND; LONGITuDINAL, mEDIAN bAND POORLy EXPRESSED ( FIG. 27View FIGURES 27 – 31); cuTIcLE Of WINGS, LEGS AND AbDOmEN AT mOST PART cOLORLESS, WITH mIcROTRIcHIA AND mIcROLEPIDES ALSO cOLORLESS AND ScARcELy vISIbLE. HyPODERmAL cOLORATION AS IN ImAGO. PENIS SImILAR TO THAT Of ImAGO, buT WITHOuT SPINES ON APIcES Of PENIS LObES (I.E. INDISTINGuISHAbLE fROm THAT Of E. niger  ).

Male imago. COLORATION AS IN FIG. 30View FIGURES 27 – 31  . FORE WING PROXImAD Of cOSTAL bRAcE DARkENED by GRAy-bROWN, OTHER mEmbRANE cOLORLESS. HIND WING DARkENED by GRAy-bROWN IN PROXImAL PART, DISTAL PART cOLORLESS ( FIG. 31View FIGURES 27 – 31). AbDOmINAL TERGA NEARLy uNIcOLOR GRAy, WITHOuT cONTRASTING DARk AND cOLORLESS AREAS ( FIG. 30View FIGURES 27 – 31). PENIS POORLy ScLEROTIzED AND NON-PIGmENTED; APIcES Of PAIRED PENIS LObES, SuRROuNDING GENITAL OPENING, bLuNT, DORSALLy WITH PAIR Of mINuTE, POINTED SPINES DIREcTED mEDIALLy ( FIGS 33, 35, 35View FIGURES 32 – 36).

Female imago. COLORATION AS IN E. niger  ( FIG. 15View FIGURES 14 – 17). WING mEmbRANE NEARLy cOLORLESS, vEINS bROWN. HIND WINGS AbSENT. AbDOmEN LATERALLy AND vENTRALLy LIGHT OcHER, DORSALLy bROWN ( AS IN E. niger  – FIG. 15View FIGURES 14 – 17).

Egg ( FIGS 37–38View FIGURES 37 – 38). AS cHARAcTERIzED fOR Ephemerythus  (SEE AbOvE); LENGTH (EXcLuDING cAP AND TAIL) AbOuT 0.2 mm; TAIL LENGTH 0.04 mm. TAIL cONSISTING Of 3 cONIc PROcESSES, cOvERED by cOmmON, THIN ENvELOPE. SOfT ADHESIvE cORD PASSING bETWEEN THESE PROcESSES AND cONTINuING OuTSIDE TAIL.

Size. FORE WING LENGTH Of mALE AND fEmALE 6 mm.

Comparison. LARvA, SubImAGO Of bOTH SEXES AND fEmALE ImAGO Of E. nigricolor  sp. n. ARE INDISTINGuISHAbLE fROm THAT Of E. niger  . THE mALE ImAGO Of E. nigricolor  SP.N. DIffERS fROm E. niger  by THE PRESENcE Of A PAIR Of POINTED SPINES ON THE APEX Of THE PENIS ( FIGS 35–36View FIGURES 32 – 36) AND by THE AbSENcE Of cONTRASTING WHITE OR cOLORLESS AREAS ON AbDOmINAL TERGA ( FIG. 30View FIGURES 27 – 31). EGGS Of E. nigricolor  sp. n. HAvE A TAIL cONSISTING Of SEPARATE PROcESSES ( FIGS 37–38View FIGURES 37 – 38), SImILAR TO E. pictus  AND E. gilliesi  , buT IN cONTRAST TO E. niger  , WHOSE EGG TAIL IS AN INTEGRAL TubE.

HAS

Funda��o Zoobot�nica do Rio Grande do Sul

NOT

Nottingham City Natural History Museum