Bittacus brunipennis ( Collucci & Amorim, 2000 ),

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: 306

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Bittacus brunipennis ( Collucci & Amorim, 2000 )
status

 

Bittacus brunipennis ( Collucci & Amorim, 2000) 

(Figs: 5a, 12a)

Thyridates brunipennis: Collucci & Amorim, 2000:3  .

Bittacus brunipennis: Machado et al., 2009:36  ; Machado, 2018.

Holotype female: LMED (examined). Brazil: São Paulo ( Fig. 12aView FIGURE 12). 

Bittacus brunipennis  is one of the three species of the “group angrensis  ” (see comments in B. angrensis  ) ( Collucci & Amorim 2000). The species is known only by the female holotype, which is very similar to specimens of B. angrensis  . This similarity was noted by Collucci & Amorim (2000), who mentioned the color of the pterostigma as the main character to distinguish these two species. This character however, does not seem very strong, since it shows some plasticity in other species of Bittacus  , suggesting that B. brunipennis  might be a synonym of B. angrensis  . Because the species was described from a female, the identification of B. brunipennis  remains uncertain mainly because the shape of the male epandrium is one of the most important characters to distinguish Bittacus  species. The collection of male specimens close to the type locality, Campos do Jordão State Park (São Paulo), will be needed to solve this question.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Bittacidae

Genus

Bittacus

Loc

Bittacus brunipennis ( Collucci & Amorim, 2000 )

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

Thyridates brunipennis:

Collucci, E. & Amorim, D. S. 2000: 3
Loc

Bittacus brunipennis:

Machado, R. J. P. & Godoi, F. S. P. & Rafael, J. A. 2009: 36