Mantispa nana (Navás, 1912)

Howarth, Brigitte & Gillett, Michael, 2009, Increasing knowledge of the entomological fauna of the United Arab Emirates and the role of private collections, ZooKeys 31 (3), pp. 119-132: 128

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.31.139

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3789992

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/993D87EF-FFC1-FF98-D6FF-FAD1FB902AD2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Mantispa nana (Navás, 1912)
status

 

Mantispa nana (Navás, 1912)  ( Neuroptera  : Mantispidae  )

Like many desert countries, the UAE is rich in species of nocturnal insects that belong to the order of nerve-winged insects or Neuroptera  . Members of various families that include green lacewings ( Chrysopidae  ), brown lacewings ( Hemerobiidae  ), antlions ( Myrmeleontidae  ), ribbon wings ( Nemopteridae  ) and owl flies ( Ascalaphidae  ) are all common at suitable sites ( Howarth and Gillett 2008) and can often be attracted in large numbers to light traps. More recently an insect belonging to a sixth family of this order, the Mantispidae  or mantis flies, has been collected and identified. It is Mantispa nana  and has been found at a number of sites, including Al Ain and Dubai and is a further new record for the UAE.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Neuroptera

Family

Mantispidae

Genus

Mantispa