Afidentula manderstjernae bahraini, Tomaszewska, Wioletta & Szawaryn, Karol, 2013

Tomaszewska, Wioletta & Szawaryn, Karol, 2013, Revision of the Asian species of Afidentula Kapur, 1958 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachnini), Zootaxa 3608 (1) : -

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3608.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A55C3EDC-F159-4A4B-9820-011AED7B66E5

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6157742

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0F24EF27-FFD2-A636-6184-8204226CB9AB

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Afidentula manderstjernae bahraini
status

ssp. nov.

Afidentula manderstjernae bahraini ssp. nov.

( Figs. 41–46 View FIGURES 41 – 46 , 175 View FIGURES 164 – 176 )

Diagnosis. Very similar to the nominotypical form but has the body larger and slightly more elongate. The female genitalia ( Figs. 44, 45 View FIGURES 41 – 46 ) should be consulted for proper identification.

Description. Length 3.96 mm; TL/EW = 1.4; PL/PW = 0.42; EL/EW = 1.04; EW/PW = 1.62.

Head, mouthparts, prosternum, mesoventrite and legs reddish-brown, metaventrite black. Pronotum brown, with black macula antero-medially; elytron brown with six large black spots arranged as 2–3 – 1, with apical spot transverse. Abdomen reddish-brown with black median part.

Abdomen with apical margin of female ventrite 5 weakly sinuate ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 41 – 46 ). Female sternite and tergite VIII rounded ( Figs. 42, 43 View FIGURES 41 – 46 ).

Female genitalia ( Figs. 44, 45 View FIGURES 41 – 46 ). Proctiger (TX) weakly emarginate apically ( Figs. 45, 46 View FIGURES 41 – 46 ); coxites elongateoval. Spermatheca small, membranous, vermiform with small sclerotized appendix at apex; outlet of accessory gland distant from sperm duct.

Male not known.

Type material. Holotype, female: “ Bahrain 10.VIII. 78 / C.P.B.C. EPi- 8 / 78 - 48 -I / C.I.E. COLL. A. 10656 / Pres by Comm Inst Ent B.M. 1977 - 1 / Z 613 / Afidentula manderstjernae (Ms.) det. E.A.J. Duffy 1978 / Adult on Zea mays ” (BMNH).

Etymology. The name is derived from the type locality of this subspecies.

Distribution. Bahrain.

Host plant: Zea mays L. ( Poaceae ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Afidentula