Bittacus maculosus Byers, 1965,

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 maculosus Byers, 1965
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Bittacus maculosus Byers, 1965 

( Figs. 2cView FIGURE 2, 8nView FIGURE 8, 12dView FIGURE 12)

Bittacus maculosus: Byers, 1965:137  , 1996:542; Penny & Byers, 1979b:368; Penny & Arias, 1982:269; Machado et al., 2009:36; Machado, 2018. Thyridates maculosus: Willmann, 1983:51  ; Collucci & Amorim, 2000:7.

Holotype female: NMNH. Species also known from: Amazonas, Roraima (new record) ( Fig. 12dView FIGURE 12), and Trinidad. 

Bittacus maculosus  is another species with highly maculated wings that was placed in the “group chilensis  ” by Collucci & Amorim (2000). The species was described based on a female specimen from Trinidad, but the author ( Byers 1965) justified it based on its color pattern alternating between pale and dark bands on both legs and antennae, and the pattern of spots in the wings. The later discovery of a male specimen confirmed the distinctiveness of the species ( Byers 1996). Until now B. maculosus  was known by a single report in Brazil (Manaus) ( Penny & Arias 1982), but two specimens have been studied, another female from Manaus and a female from Roraima state.

Examined specimens. Brazil: Amazonas: Manaus , INPA, 6.xii.1977, Eloy Castellon (1♀ INPA)  ; Reserva Ducke , 14.ii.1978, Jorge Arias (1♀ INPA)  ; Roraima: Tepequém , 15–31.ii.2016, R. Boldrini (1♀ INPA)  .

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Bittacidae

Genus

Bittacus

Loc

Bittacus maculosus Byers, 1965

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

Bittacus maculosus: Byers, 1965 :137

Machado, R. J. P. & Godoi, F. S. P. & Rafael, J. A. 2009: 36
Collucci, E. & Amorim, D. S. 2000: 7
Willmann, R. 1983: 51
Penny, N. D. & Arias, J. R. 1982: 269
Penny, N. D. & Byers, G. W. 1979: 368
Byers, G. W. 1965: 137
1965