Ademula austrina Wygodzinsky

Tatarnic, Nikolai J., Wall, Michael A. & Cassis, Gerasimos, 2011, A systematic revision of the Australian ploiarioline thread-legged assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae), Zootaxa 2762, pp. 1-30: 5

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10.5281/zenodo.203726

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scientific name

Ademula austrina Wygodzinsky
status

 

Ademula austrina Wygodzinsky 

Figs. 1 View Figure A–E, 2

Ademula austrina Wygodzinsky 1956: 210  , figs 117–120

Material examined. AUSTRALIA: Queensland: 1 Ψ, 1 ɗ, Cairns, NQ, May 1994, A 235 / 94; 5 Ψ, 7 ɗ, Centenary Lakes, Cairns, 16.9 o S 145.7 o E, Dec 1988, Zoo Dept. Univ. Cant. N.Z. (QM). Northern Territory: sex unknown, Adelaide River, 13.2 o S 131.1 o E, 29 May 1988, Zoo. Dept. Univ. Cant. N.Z. (QM)

Diagnosis. Diagnosed by the following combination of characters: head and thorax with long setae present; vermiform fenestrations absent within dark markings of forewings ( Figs. 1 View Figure A, B); body length ca. 5.6 mm

Distribution. This species is known from northern Australia (fig. 2).

Remarks. Ademula austrina  is the only species of Ademula  known from Australia (Wygodzinsky 1965). Prior to this study A. austrina  was only known from the type specimen. Over the course of this study we found many specimens of Australian Ademula  that perfectly match the type of A. austrina  with the exclusion of wing pattern (see Wygodzinsky 1966: 340, Fig. 102 B). These specimens all have a pale stramineous ground colour, but vary greatly in the intensity of pigmentation on the wings, legs, and antennae. Pale representatives, though infrequent, are similar to Wygodzinsky’s description of the type and overlap with the known distribution of A. austrina  . These specimens (see material examined) are currently placed in A. austrina  . Variation in forewing colouration is illustrated in Figure 1 View Figure .

Wygodzinsky (1966) was struck by the uniqueness of A. austrina  due to the lacing “vermiform fenestrations” of its forewings. Most A. austrina  material seen by the authors will key to A. reticulata McAtee and Malloch  using Wygozinsky’s mongraph (1966).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Ademula

Loc

Ademula austrina Wygodzinsky

Tatarnic, Nikolai J., Wall, Michael A. & Cassis, Gerasimos 2011

2011
Loc

Ademula austrina

Wygodzinsky 1956: 210