Bittacus omega Morgante, 1967,

Machado, Renato Jose Pires, Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello & Rafael, José Albertino, 2018, The genus Bittacus Latreille (Insecta: Mecoptera) in Brazil: key to species, distribution maps, new synonym, and three new species, Zootaxa 4526 (3), pp. 303-330: 320

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4526.3.2

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scientific name

Bittacus omega Morgante, 1967
status

 

Bittacus omega Morgante, 1967 

( Figs. 5cView FIGURE 5, 8oView FIGURE 8, 12dView FIGURE 12)

Bittacus omega: Morgante, 1967:55  ; Penny & Byers, 1979b:368; Machado et al., 2009:36; Machado, 2018.

Thyridates omega: Willmann, 1983:51  , Collucci & Amorim, 2000:7.

Holotype. Male: MZSP (examined). Species known from Minas Gerais ( Fig. 12dView FIGURE 12). 

Bittacus omega  is known only by the holotype from Buritis (Minas Gerais State). It is characterized by the shape of the male epandrium, which resembles the Greek letter omega and inspired the species name ( Morgante 1967). This particular shape is shared with B. golbachi  , which is known only from two specimens from Tucumán, Argentina ( Williner 1990). In this sense, a detailed study of the holotypes of B. golbachi  and B. omega  is of particular interest to determine their taxonomic status. The inclusion of B. femoralis  in this study would be interesting, as well, since the lateral elongation of its epandrium presents a large variation, suggesting that both B. golbachi  and B. omega  could be only an extreme variation within a complex species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Bittacidae

Genus

Bittacus

Loc

Bittacus omega Morgante, 1967

Machado, Renato Jose Pires, Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello & Rafael, José Albertino 2018
2018
Loc

Thyridates omega:

Collucci, E. & Amorim, D. S. 2000: 7
Willmann, R. 1983: 51
2000
Loc

Bittacus omega: Morgante, 1967 :55

Machado, R. J. P. & Godoi, F. S. P. & Rafael, J. A. 2009: 36
Penny, N. D. & Byers, G. W. 1979: 368
Morgante, J. S. 1967: 55
1979