Tyrannoseira raptora ( Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006 ),

Cipola, Nikolas Gioia, Morais, José Wellington De, Godeiro, Nerivania Nunes & Bellini, Bruno Cavalcante, 2019, Taxonomic revision of Brazilian genus Tyrannoseira Bellini & Zeppelini, 2011 (Collembola, Entomobryidae, Seirinae), Zootaxa 4586 (2), pp. 201-248: 211-217

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Tyrannoseira raptora ( Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006 )


Tyrannoseira raptora ( Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006) 

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Seira raptora Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006: 22  , figs. 1–8a, 9 (orig. descr.).

Type locality: Brazil, Paraíba State, Cacimba de Dentro .

Other references: Bellini & Zeppelini 2008a: 726 (cit.); Bellini & Zeppelini 2008b: 53 (cit.); Bellini, Pais & Zeppelini 2009: 38, fig. 1A–B, 4 (species compared); Palacios-Vargas & Castaño-Meneses 2009: 961 (cit.); Abrantes et al. 2010: 10 (cat.); Barra 2010: 586, 592 (species compared).

Tyrannoseira raptora  ; Bellini & Zeppelini 2011: 547, fig. 2a, 3, type species; Bellini & Godeiro 2012: 84 (species compared); Abrantes et al. 2012: 12 (cat.); Zeppelini & Lima 2012: 37, 42–43 (species compared).

Type material examined. Holotype male subadultGoogleMaps  , paratypes 4 males and 2 females ( MZUSP / 0056).GoogleMaps  Other material examined. 1 male and 1 female on slides ( CC / UFRN): Brazil, Paraíba state, Cacimba de Dentro, “Cachoeira da Capivara” farm , 06°40’S, 35°45’W, 314 m, 15.iv–17.v.2008, entomological aspirator, BC Bellini coll.GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Body dark blue with irregular spots of blue pigment on proximal appendages ( Fig. 1AView FIGURE 1); Ant III without sens type– f ( Fig. 8BView FIGURE 8); head dorsal chaetotaxy with An 3i and An 3i 2 mic, A4 absent and with 3 posterior mac (Pe3 and 2 uncertain) ( Fig. 8CView FIGURE 8); clypeus with l2 and f2 chaetae normal ( Fig. 8DView FIGURE 8); outer labral papilla subequal to inner papillae ( Fig. 8EView FIGURE 8); postlabial formula with 2 chaetae below ‘J’ row ( Fig. 9CView FIGURE 9); Th II with 4–5 anterior mac (a5, a5p, a 5i, a 5i 2, a5+), m 1i, p1ip and p2ea2 mac absent, p 1i 2 mac present ( Fig. 10AView FIGURE 10); Th III with 3 lateral mac (a6, m6–7) ( Fig. 10BView FIGURE 10); Abd IV with 4 antero-central mac (A3, B3, C1, T1) and 5 mac (Fe2–6) in Fe series ( Fig. 11AView FIGURE 11); trochanteral organ with 27–31 spine-like chaetae ( Fig. 12DView FIGURE 12); leg I of males with 10–15 thicker femoral spines and 6–8 tibiotarsal spines finely ciliate ( Figs 12View FIGURE 12 E–F); collophore anteriorly with 4 mac apically acuminate and 2 distal mac, posteriorly with 3 spines and 1 distal smooth chaeta ( Fig. 13AView FIGURE 13); manubrium ventral formula with 1, 0, 0, 2/ 4 and 12 ciliate chaetae, manubrial plate with 2 psp ( Figs 13View FIGURE 13 C–D).

Redescription. Total length (head + trunk) of the holotype 1.94 mm. Specimens dark blue, pale from Ant I to one-third proximal Ant III, head medially, femur to tibiotarsus, distal collophore and distal half of dens; eyepatches black ( Fig 1AView FIGURE 1). Scales present on Ant I to basal half of Ant III, dorsal and ventral head, Th and Abd dorsally, legs (except claws), anterior collophore, and manubrium and dens ventrally.

Antennal ratio as I: II: III: IV = 1: 1.65: 1.43: 2.43. Ant III apical organ with 2 sens type a, 3 guard sens (type d), sens of different sizes (type b –d) and chaetae types g –h; sens type– f absent ( Fig. 8BView FIGURE 8). Eyes A and B largest, G and H discretely smaller, others subequal ( Fig. 8CView FIGURE 8). Head dorsal chaetotaxy with 13–15 ‘An’, 5 ‘A’, 5 ‘M’, 5 ‘S’, 3 ‘Ps’, 6 ‘Pa’, 2 ‘Pm’, 6 ‘Pp’, 2 ‘Pe’ chaetae plus 2 mac of uncertain homology ( Fig. 8CView FIGURE 8). Clypeal formula with 4 (l1– 2), 4 (f), 3 (pf0–1) ciliate chaetae, l1–2 larger, l1 apically acuminate, others subequal ( Fig. 8DView FIGURE 8). Outer labral papillae subequal to inner papillae ( Fig. 8EView FIGURE 8). Ventral chaetotaxy with 12–13 ciliate chaetae, anterior postlabial formula with 4 (G1–4), 2 (H2–3), 3 (J1–3) plus 2 chaetae bellow ‘J’ series, basal chaetae (b.c.) larger plus one normal chaeta present or absent ( Fig. 9CView FIGURE 9).

Thoracic chaetotaxy ( Figs 10View FIGURE 10 A–B). Th II, series ‘a’, ‘m’ and ‘p’ with 6–7, 11 and 17 chaetae, respectively (m 1i absent). Th III, series ‘a’, ‘m’ and ‘p’ with 8, 6 and 7 chaetae, respectively. Th II: III ratio as 1.47: 1.

Abdominal chaetotaxy ( Figs 10View FIGURE 10 C–E, 11View FIGURE 11 A–B). Abd I, series ‘a’, ‘m’ and ‘p’ with 5, 5 and 2 mic, respectively. Abd II, series ‘a’, ‘m’ and ‘p’ with 5, 7 and 3 chaetae, respectively; chaeta el present, bothriotricha a5 and m2 with 5 and 4 accessory chaetae, respectively. Abd III, series ‘a’, ‘m’ and ‘p’ with 5, 7 and 6 chaetae, respectively; 5 accessory chaetae around bothriotrichum m2, and 11 between bothriotricha a5 and m5. Abd IV with 8 medial mac of series ‘A’ to ‘T’ (A3, A5, B3–6, C1, T1), and 15 lateral mac of series ‘E’ to ‘Fe’ (E2–4p, Ee10, F1–3, Fe2–6); postero-median face with 7 sens and 5 posterior mes. Abd V, series ‘a’, ‘m’, ‘pa’, ‘p’ and ‘pp’ with 4, 6, 4, 5 and 4 chaetae, respectively. Abd III: IV ratio as 1: 4.39.

Legs. Subcoxa I with 3–4 ciliate chaetae and 2 psp; subcoxa II with an anterior row of 9 chaetae, posterior row with 3 chaetae and 3 psp; subcoxa III with one row of 9 chaetae, 1 anterior chaeta, and 2 posterior psp ( Figs 12View FIGURE 12 A– C). Trochanteral organ with 27–31 spine-like chaetae, holotype with 27 ( Fig. 12DView FIGURE 12). Femur I of males with 10–15 (holotype with 15) thicker spines and 1 spine-like mac ( Figs 12View FIGURE 12 E–F). Tibiotarsus I with one row of 10–12 inner chaetae, 6–8 proximal spines finely ciliate (3–5 short and 3 larger) and 4 distal spine-like mac heavily ciliate and apically acuminate ( Fig. 12EView FIGURE 12). Unguis with median tooth discretely larger than basal teeth, apical tooth smaller; ratio unguis: unguiculus = 1: 0.47. Tibiotarsus III with “smooth” chaeta 1.26 larger than unguiculus; tenent hairs 0.82 smaller than ungues outer face ( Fig. 12GView FIGURE 12). Collophore ( Fig. 13AView FIGURE 13). with anterior face with 9 chaetae, 2 distal mac with same sizes, 4 larger and apically acuminate and 3 proximal spine-like chaetae; posterior face with 4 chaetae, 3 spines and 1 distal smooth chaeta; lateral flap with 6 smooth and 8 ciliate chaetae.

Furcula ( Figs 13View FIGURE 13 C–D) with ventral manubrial formula 1, 0, 0, 2/ 4 (subapical) and 12 (apical) ciliate chaetae, subapical chaetae of same size, apical inner chaeta normal; manubrial plate (dorsally) with 4–5 ciliate chaetae and 2 psp.

Remarks. Tyrannoseira raptora  differs from other congeners by its body colour being all blue/dark ( T. diabolica  and T. sex  are mostly pale), and having pigment also present on distal Ant II to IV, while T. bicolorcornuta  and T. gladiata  have a distinct pattern on the distal half of segments ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1). The head of T. raptora  dorsally differs by having An 3i and An 3i 2 as mic (both absent in T. gladiata  and T. sex,  An 3i 2 absent in T. bicolorcornuta  and T. diabolica  ), and with 3 extra posterior mac (1 in T. diabolica  , 2 in other species). Tyrannoseira raptora  also has Ant III without subapical modified sens (type– f present in T. bicolorcornuta  and T. gladiata  ), a clypeus with l1 apically acuminate and l2 normal (both acuminate in T. bicolorcornuta  and l1 normal in T. sex  ), its outer labral papillae subequal to inner papillae (smaller in T. gladiata  and T. sex  , reduced in T. bicolorcornuta  ), and a head ventrally with 2 posterior postlabial chaetae below ‘J’ row (1 in T. bicolorcornuta  , 3 in T. diabolica  and T. gladiata  ). The body chaetotaxy of T. raptora  differs on Th II in lacking a4+, a 4i, m 1i, p1ip mac (mostly present in other species), Th III with a6 mac (as mic in T. bicolorcornuta  , T. gladiata  and T. sex  ), and Abd IV without A3a, B1, B2 and T7 mac (mostly present in other species). Other differences in chaetotaxy of T. raptora  are: trochanteral organ with 27–31 spine-like chaetae (fewer in other species), collophore with 3 anterior and 3 posterior spine-like chaetae (4 anterior and 1 posterior in T. diabolica  , 2 posterior in T. sex  ), and manubrium ventrally with 2/4 subapical chaetae (2/ 2 in T. bicolorcornuta  , 0/ 2 in T. diabolica  ). The differences between the species are listed in Table 1.


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Tyrannoseira raptora ( Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006 )

Cipola, Nikolas Gioia, Morais, José Wellington De, Godeiro, Nerivania Nunes & Bellini, Bruno Cavalcante 2019

Seira raptora

Zeppelini, D. & Bellini, B. C. 2006: 22

Tyrannoseira raptora

Bellini, B. C. & Godeiro, N. N. 2012: 84
Abrantes, E. A. & Bellini, B. C. & Bernardo, A. N. & Fernandes, L. H. & Mendonca, M. C. & Oliveira, E. P. & Queiroz, G. C. & Sautter, K. D. & Silveira, T. C. & Zeppelini, D. 2012: 12
Zeppelini, D. & Lima, E. C. A. 2012: 37
Bellini, B. C. & Zeppelini, D. 2011: 547