Bittacus aripuanensis ( Penny, 1977 ),

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: 305

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Bittacus aripuanensis ( Penny, 1977 )
status

 

Bittacus aripuanensis ( Penny, 1977) 

( Figs. 2aView FIGURE 2, 8bView FIGURE 8, 12aView FIGURE 12)

Neobittacus aripuanensis Penny, 1977:423  ; Penny & Byers, 1979b:370; Penny & Arias, 1982:271.

Bittacus aripuanensis Machado et al., 2009:31  ; Machado, 2018.

Holotype male, Mato Grosso: INPA (examined). Species also known from Rondônia (new record) ( Fig. 12aView FIGURE 12). 

Bittacus aripuanensis  and B. blancheti  were the two species previously placed in the genus Neobittacus  , which was characterized by the large number of costal crossveins in the forewing. This character, however, is quite variable, as discussed by Machado et al. (2009), who synonymized it with Bittacus  . For the same reason, Navás (1929) had synonymized Neobittacus  with Thyridates  . The species seems to be restricted to the southern border of the Amazon and can be easily identified by the maculation pattern of the wings and the general shape of the male epandrium.

Examined specimens. Brazil: Rondônia: Nova Mamoré, Parque Estadual Guajará-Mirim, Rio Formoso , 10 o 19’26’’S– 64 o 33’88’’W, 20–27.i.1995, luz [light], JA Rafael & AL Henriques (1♀ INPA)  .

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Bittacidae

Genus

Bittacus

Loc

Bittacus aripuanensis ( Penny, 1977 )

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

Neobittacus aripuanensis

Penny, N. D. & Arias, J. R. 1982: 271
Penny, N. D. & Byers, G. W. 1979: 370
Penny, N. D. 1977: 423
1979
Loc

Bittacus aripuanensis

Machado, R. J. P. & Godoi, F. S. P. & Rafael, J. A. 2009: 31