Dziriblatta (Dziriblatta) algerica ( Bolívar, 1881 )

Bohn, Horst, 2019, Revision of the genus Dziriblatta Chopard, 1936 (Blattodea, Ectobiidae, Ectobiinae) from North Africa, Spain, and the Macaronesian islands. I. The nine subgenera of the genus, Zootaxa 4610 (1), pp. 1-73: 25-26

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Dziriblatta (Dziriblatta) algerica ( Bolívar, 1881 )
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comb. nov.

Dziriblatta (Dziriblatta) algerica ( Bolívar, 1881)  , comb. nov.

Figs. 14View Fig A–Q, 15A–I, 16J, 22B, 25B–D, 29, 32.

Aphlebia algerica Bolívar, 1881: 499  .

Hololampra algerica: Kirby 1904: 69  .

Dziriblatta algerica: Chopard 1936a: 62  , figs. 8,10.

Lobolampra algerica: Chopard 1943: 31  , figs. 30,35.

Phyllodromica (Lobolampra) algerica: Morales Agacino 1948: 342  ; Princis 1971:1112.

Aphlebia cazurroi Bolívar, 1885: 116  . syn. nov.

Aphlebia cazurroi: Bolívar 1887: 92  , t 4, fig. 8; FINOT 1895: 87, t 10, fig. 8.

Lobolampra cazurroi: Chopard 1943: 34  , fig. 26.

Hololampra algerica, var. diademata: Werner, 1931: 201  ; Werner 1932: 125.

Diagnosis. The only one among the species of the subgenus with strong differences in colouration between male (dark) and female (light), moreover well characterized by the unique structure of the male T7 gland.

Material studied.

Type material. Syntypes: 1♀, Algeria, Oran, 5.V.79 (Terminalia on slide: Bo 151) [Al 12]  ; 1♀, Oran. ( MNMS).— Types of Aphlebia cazurroi    : Syntypes, 2♂, Morocco, Riff , Figari! (abd. of both on slides: Bo 3, Bo 4). ( MNMS)  .

Additional material. Algeria. 1♂, Oran, 5.V.79. ( ISNB)  .— 1♀, Djenien Bou-Rezg, Dr. Martin [Al 14]  ; 1♂, L. Maghnia , 29.I.80  ; 1♀, Oran, 5.V.78  ; 1♀, Oran, 10.XII.85 [ Al 13]. ( MNMS)  .— 3♀, Alger, 1892, Bronchiart [Al 15]  ; 1♀, Boufarik, A. Thery, 1919 (slide: Bo 364) [Al 11]  ; 1♂, 1♀, L. Maghnia, 14.V.85 (♀, slide: Bo 362) [Al 13]  ; 1♀, Nemours [= Ghazaouet], 29.I.80 (slide: Bo 358) [Al 16]  ; 2♂, 9♀, 5L, Oran, various dates (1♂, slide: Bo 126)  ; 1♀, Tondu, Aïn-Touta (slide: Bo 365) [Al 17]. (M. Paris)  .— 4♀, Prov. Bouira, Grande Kabylie, Massif du Djurdjura, 3 km N M'Chedallah, 550 m, 26.IV.1990, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♀, Al 12/2)  ; 1♂, 6♀, 1O, Prov. Bouira, Taourirt (ca. 40 km E Bouira), 400 m, 26.IV.1990, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slides: ♂, Al 13/3; ♀, Al 13/4)  ; 6♀, Prov. Bordj-Bou- Arréridj, Chaîne des Biban , Hammam-El-Biban, 450 m, 27.IV.1990, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♀, Al 14/3)  ; 41♂, 5♀, 1O, Prov. Mascara, Sig (50 km SE Oran), 100 m, 30.IV.1990, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slides: ♂, Al 24/4; ♀, Al 24/ 5)  ; 1♂, 14♀, 2O, Prov. Tlemcen, Monts de Tlemcen, Aïn-Fezza (10 km E Tlemcen), 800 m  . 1.V.1990, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slides: ♂, Al 25/1; ♀, Al 25/2)  ; 1♂, ex L: 1♀, Prov. Tlemcen / Aïn-Témouchent, Monts des Traras , 8 km SW Beni-Saf, 200 m, 1.V.1990, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Al 26/1). (C. Bohn , ZSM)  . Morocco. 1♂, Riff, Figari ! ( MNMS)  .— 2♂, 5♀, Rif, near Beni-Bou-Ayach (ca. 24 km SE Al Hoceima), 100 m, 2.IV.1988 (slides: ♂, Ma 57/3; ♀, Ma 57/4); Melilla Peninsula , Mt. Gourougou (S Melilla ), 600 m, leg. B. & H.Bohn  : 3♂, 8♀, 1O, 17.V.1989 (slides: ♂, Ma 70/7; ♀, Ma 70/8)  ; 12♂, 7♀, 2L; ex L: 3♀, 14.IV.1998 ( Ma 70a), 14.IV.1998  ; 711♂, 1♀, Melilla Peninsula, 10 km N Farknana, 300 m, 17.V.1989 (slide: Ma 71/1); Monts des Beni-Snassèn, 1 km E Taforalt, 700 m, 18.V.1989, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, 72/1); Monts des Beni-Snassèn , E above Gorges du Zegze , 750 m, leg. B. & H.Bohn  : 3♂, 12♀, 1L, 18.V.1989 (slides: ♂, Ma 73/1; ♀, Ma 73/2)  ; 10♂, 3♀, 15.IV.1998 (Ma 73a); 1♀, Moyen Atlas, 15 km NE Bourached at Oued Bou Rached , 600 m, 20.V.1989, leg. B. & H.Bohn (Ma 76); Moyen Atlas, Bou-Ichourdane & E slope, 1100–1300 m, leg. B. & H.Bohn  : 2♀, 1O, 20.V.1989 (Ma 77); 5♂, 5♀, 2L, 19.IV.1998 (slide: ♂, Ma 77a/2)  ; 5♂, 1♀, ex L: 1♀, Rif, Pays Rhomara, El-Jebha , 200 m, 12.IV.1991, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♀, Ma 112/6)  ; 1♂, 2♀, Rif, 3 km SSE Beni-Boufrah (N Targuist), 300 m, 13.IV.1991, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 117/1)  ; 7♂, 2♀, Rif, Cala Iris (N Targuist), 50 m, 13.IV.1991, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slides: ♂, Ma 118/1–4)  ; 1♂, 1♀, Rif, ca. 10 km NW Beni-Boufrah (N Targuist ), 200 m, 13.IV.1991, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: Ma 119/1)  ; 6♂, 3♀,1L, Rif, Massif des Bokkoyas, Had-Rouadi , ca. 300 m, 13.IV.1991, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slides: ♂, Ma 120/1; ♀, 120/2)  ; 1♂, 12♀, Moyen Atlas, btw. Aghrame-Amelall & El-Aderj (ca. 65 km NE Boulemane), 1100–1200 m, 27./ 28.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 176a/2)  ; 1♂, 2♀, Moyen Atlas, btw. Merhraoua & Tizi-Oulmou, 1300 m, 28.V.1997, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 184/2)  ; 3♂, 20♀, Rif, 3 km S Driouch, 400 m, 14.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 231/1)  ; 5♂, 3♀, ca. 10 km SE Zaïo (33 km W Berkane), 100 m, 15.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 232/1)  ; 4♂, 13♀, W slope of Jbel Malou Assou (27 km W Taforalt, SW Berkane), 450 m, 15.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 233/1)  ; 18♂, 12♀, 1L, Jbel Bel Âïz (13 km W Taforalt, SW Berkane), 600 m, 15.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 234/1)  ; 8♂, 11♀, 2L; ex L: 5♀, 2L, Mts. des Beni-Snassèn, M. F. d’Âïn - Âlmou, 950–1200 m, 16.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 235/1)  ; 8♂, 6♀, 3 km N Col de Jerada (46 SSW Oujda ), 1000 m, 16.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: Ma 236/2)  ; 2♂, 1♀, 4 km W Tarhilest (31 km S El-Âïoun, W Oujda), 1000 m, 17.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 238/1)  ; 19♂, 12♀, 4L; ex L: 3♀, 1L, SE slope of Jbel Kouali (SE Taourirt), 1200 m, 17.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 239/1)  ; 2♂, 1♀, S slope of Jbel Kouali (SE Taourirt), 1500 m, 17.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 240/2)  ; 21♂, 7♀, 1L; ex L: 2♀, 5 km E Debdou, 1200 m, 18.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 241/2)  ; 1♂, 2♀, Gaada de Debdou, btw. Debdou & Rchida, 1500 m, 18./ 19.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 243/1)  ; 1♀, Moyen Atlas, Jbel Cherbana (near Tazouta , SE Sefrou), 1600 m, 27.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (Ma 244)  ; 6♂ 8♀, 1L; ex L: 3♀, 1L, Moyen Atlas, Jbel Cherbana (near Tazouta , SE Sefrou), 1600 m, 27.IV.1998, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 258/1); ex L  : 4♂, 2♀, 2L, 10 km S Taza, 800 m, 20.II.1999, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 261/1); ex L  : 2♂, 1L, Jbel Mahssor (S Oujda), 8 km N Oued-El-Heimer, 950 m, 21.II.1999, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 263/1); ex L  : 29♂, 14♀, 18L, Jbel Mahssor (S Oujda), Oude-El-Heimer, 950 m, 21.II.1999, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 264/1): ex L  : 2♂, 2♀, 12L, 10 km SE M.F. Âïn-Serrak (ca. 70 km W Aïn-Benimathar), 1150 m, 21.II.1999, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 266/1); ex L  : 2♂, Haut Atlas (NE slope), Missour—Bouânane, 9 km NW Talsinnt, 1500 m, 24.II.1999, leg. B. & H.Bohn (slide: ♂, Ma 273/1). (C. Bohn , ZSM) 

Description. Size. Length of pronotum in male 2.11–2.27 (2.2 mean) mm, in female 2.43–2.59 (2.52 mean) mm.

Male structures. T7 with slightly produced latero-posterior corners ( Figs. 14DView Fig, 15View Fig A–C). Glandular pit transversely oval, large, occupying at least half of the breadth of the tergite, partly bipartite by a longitudinal ridge arising from the posterior wall of the pit towards anteriorly. Pit opening (arrows in Figs. 15CView Fig) anteriorly and posteriorly with a sharp edge, posterior wall steep, below the edge on both sides often with a shallow posterior excavation ( Figs. 15CView Fig, 16J); lateral walls gradually ascending and smoothly passing over to the tergite surface, opening, therefore, laterally not clearly delimited. Lobes of the pouch very long, considerably longer than T7, flat, strongly narrowed towards the tip, almost unsclerotized ( Fig. 15AView Fig). Glandular pores present laterally on T2–5 ( Figs. 15D, EView Fig), in very small numbers only or none on T6, none on T7 and following tergites.

Colouration. Male. Thoracal nota with broad transparent margins, body otherwise almost completely dark brown, antennae and legs usually less dark, upper part of face often reddish ( Figs. 14View Fig A–H, M). Among the numerous specimens studied one male was found with unusually light colouration ( Fig. 15IView Fig); the structure of the T7 gland leaves no doubt about its affiliation to Dz. algerica  . Female. Predominantly yellowish, thoracal nota with dispersed small dark spots of various size, tergites anteriorly with a brown transversal stripe, posteriorly with dark spots, often larger than on the nota, but never with larger dark markings, sternites dark with yellowish lateral margins ( Figs. 14I, N, OView Fig).

Distribution. Northern Morocco and Algeria, from the Pays Rhomara (Rif) in Morocco as far as Algier in Algeria (Figs. 29, 32).

Remarks. The strong differences in the colouration between males and females have caused a long lasting confusion with Dz. kroumiriensis  , which shows a similar sex specific colouration; but males as well as females of both species differ in quite a series of characters and allow a clear identification in both sexes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Genus

Dziriblatta

Loc

Dziriblatta (Dziriblatta) algerica ( Bolívar, 1881 )

Bohn, Horst 2019

2019
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Aphlebia algerica Bolívar, 1881: 499

Bolivar, I. 1881: 499

Loc

Hololampra algerica: Kirby 1904: 69

Kirby, W. F. 1904: 69

Loc

Dziriblatta algerica: Chopard 1936a: 62

Chopard, L. 1936: 62

Loc

Lobolampra algerica:

Chopard, L. 1943: 31

Loc

Phyllodromica (Lobolampra) algerica:

Morales Agacino, E. 1948: 342

Loc

Aphlebia cazurroi Bolívar, 1885: 116

Bolivar, I. 1885: 116

Loc

Aphlebia cazurroi: Bolívar 1887: 92

Finot, A. 1895: 87

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Lobolampra cazurroi:

Chopard, L. 1943: 34

Loc

Hololampra algerica, var. diademata:

Werner, F. 1932: 125Werner, F. 1931: 201