Seira mantis Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006

Cipola, Nikolas Gioia, Arbea, Javier, Baquero, Enrique, Jordana, Rafael, Morais, José Wellington De & Bellini, Bruno Cavalcante, 2018, The survey of Seira Lubbock, 1870 (Collembola, Entomobryidae, Seirinae) from Iberian Peninsula and Canary Islands, including three new species, Zootaxa 4458 (1), pp. 1-66: 28-33

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Seira mantis Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006 

Figs 18‒21View FIGURE 18View FIGURE 19, Tables 1‒2

Seira mantis Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006  : 28, figs 8b View Figure , 10‒16View FIGURE 10View FIGURE 11, Canary Islands, Spain (orig. descr.). Bellini & Zeppelini (2008): 725 (compared). Bellini et al. (2009): 38, fig. 1C‒D (cit.) Palacios-Vargas & Castaño-Meneses (2009): 961 (cit.). Barra (2010): 586, 592 (compared). Bellini & Zeppelini (2011): 549 (compared). Zeppelini & Lima (2012): 42‒43 (compared).

Diagnosis. Head macAbout mac M 4i, S4, Pa4 and Pp6 absent, eyepatches with 4 interocular chaetae (q absent) ( Fig. 18 A View Figure ); inner labral papillae conical, outer papillae reduced; Th II with 4 medio-central macAbout mac (m1‒ 1i, m2‒ 2i) and PmA‒PmC groups with 6, 3 and 5 macAbout mac, respectively ( Fig. 19 A View Figure ); Th III ‒ AbdAbout Abd III with 14, 6, 4 and 1 central macAbout mac, respectively ( Figs 19 B‒E View Figure ); AbdAbout Abd IV with 12 central and 14 lateral macAbout mac ( Fig. 20 A); males with one inner row of 9 spine-like macAbout mac on femur I and 15 proximal baster-shaped chaetae on tibiotarsus I ( Fig. 21E View Figure ); unguis apical tooth present ( Fig. 21F View Figure ); unguiculus outer edge smooth ( Fig. 21F View Figure ); manubrium ventrally with 2/4 subapical and 18 apical chaetae ( Fig. 21G View Figure ).

Examined type material. Holotype male on slides (N°0055/ MZSPAbout MZSP)  : Spain, Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, La Oliva (28°36'N; 13°55'W), 220 m, 13.v.1974GoogleMaps  . A. Machado coll. Paratypes on slides (N°0054/ MZSPAbout MZSP)  : 1 male and 1 females, same data as holotype, except Barranco del Pesenescal, 7-iv-1988  , A. Fjellberg coll. Paratypes on 

slides (N°0054/ MZSPAbout MZSP): 2 females, same data as holotype, except 8 Km south Corralejo (28°38'N; 13°51'W), 140 m, 8-iv-1988GoogleMaps  , A. Fjellberg coll  .

Redescription. Total length (head + trunk) of holotype 2.16 mm. Specimens on slides, unknown body color pattern; eyepatches black. Scales present on Ant I to basal half of Ant III, ventral and dorsal head, thorax and abdomen dorsally, legs (except empodia), dorsal and ventral manubrium and dentes ventrally. Collophore chaetotaxy unclear.

Head. Antennae shorter than body length, antennal ratio of holotype as I: II  : III: IV = 1: 1.65: 1.54: 2.20. Ant IV annulated on apical three quarters, with apical bulb apically bilobed, butAbout but is notAbout not well visible  . Ant III apical organ and clypeus unclear. Two inner labral papillae conical, outer papillae reduced. Maxillary palp with smooth apical appendage (a. a.) and basal chaeta (b.c.) weakly ciliated, thicker and 1.02 longer than the apical  . Eyes A and B larger, G slightly smaller, with 4 interocular chaetae (v, p, r, t)  ; head dorsal chaetotaxy ( Fig. 18 A View Figure ) with 10 ‘An’ macAbout mac (An 1, An 2‒3), 4 ‘A’ macAbout mac (A 0, A 2‒3, A 5), 3 ‘M’ macAbout mac (M1‒2, M4), 7 ‘S’ macAbout mac (S0‒3, S5–6), 1 ‘Ps’ macAbout mac (Ps 2), 4 ‘Pa’ macAbout mac (Pa 1‒3, Pa 5), 2 ‘Pm’ macAbout mac (Pm 1, Pm 3), 4 ‘Pp’ macAbout mac (Pp 1‒3, Pp 5)  , and 3 ‘Pe’ mac (Pe3‒4 plus Pe3p). Basomedian and basolateral labial fields with M1‒2, R (smaller), E, L1‒2. Postlabial ventral chaetotaxy with about 13 ciliate chaetae, postlabial formula 4 (G1‒4), 3 (H2‒4), 3 (J1, J3‒4), J2 absent, and one basal chaeta (b.c.) largest ( Fig. 18B View Figure ).

Thorax chaetotaxy ( Figs 19 A ‒B View Figure ). Th II, series ‘a’ with 4 macAbout mac (a5ip‒5p)  ; series ‘m’ with 7 mac (m 1i ‒1, m 2i ‒2, m 4i ‒4p); series ‘p’ with 15 mac (p 1i 2‒1p, p2a‒2ep2, p3, p5). Th III, series ‘a’ with 7 mac (a 1i ‒6); series ‘m’ with 2 mac (m6‒7); series ‘p’ with 10 macAbout mac (p 1i ‒1p, p2a‒2ea, p3, p5‒6). Th ratio of holotype as II  : III = 1: 0.54.

Abdomen chaetotaxy ( Figs 19 C‒E View Figure , 20 A ‒B)  . Abd I, series ‘a’ with 1 mac (a3); series ‘m’ with 5 mac (m 2i ‒4). Abd II, series ‘a’ with 1 mac (a2); series ‘m’ with 4 mac (m3‒3e, m5). Abd III, series ‘m’ with 3 mac (m3, am6, pm6); series ‘p’ with 1 mac (p6). AbdAbout Abd IV with 12 central macAbout mac of series ‘A’ to ‘T’ (A 3a‒6, Ae 7, B3‒6, C1, T1)  , and 14 lateral macAbout mac of series ‘E’ to ‘Fe’ (E2‒4p, Ee 7, Ee 10, F1‒3, Fe 2‒6); at least 4 sens (ps type I and 1 type II)  , and posteriorly with 5 mes present. Abd V, series ‘a’ with 1 mac (a5); series ‘m’ with 4 mac (m2‒3, m5‒5e); series ‘pa’ with 1 mac (p6ai); series ‘p’ with 5 mac (p1, p3‒5, ap6). AbdAbout Abd ratio of holotype as III: IV = 1: 4.59. 

Legs. Subcoxa I of males with one row of 4 modificated mac finely ciliate, females with 4 regular chaetae, both with 2 psp; subcoxa II with an anterior row of 9 chaetae, posterior row of 4 chaetae, 1 anterior chaeta and 4 psp; subcoxa III with one row of 7 chaetae and 2 posterior pspAbout psp ( Figs 19 A ‒C View Figure )  . Trochanteral organ with about 30 spine-like chaetae ( Fig. 19D View Figure ). Unguis with median and apical teeth the same length, basal teeth smaller. Unguiculus with all lamellae acuminate and smooth, no tooth; ratio unguis: unguiculus = 1: 0.57 ( Fig. 19F View Figure )  . Tibiotarsus III distally with inner smooth chaeta 1.38 larger than unguiculus; outer tenent hair capitate, discretely ciliate, and 0.64 smaller than unguis.

Leg I of males ( Fig. 19E View Figure ). Femur I with one inner row of 9 spine-like macAbout mac finely ciliate and apically rounded, 1 macAbout mac finely ciliate and apically acuminate and 1 proximal normal ciliate chaeta. Tibiotarsus I armed with three inner rows with 18 proximal short or elongated baster-shaped chaetae finely ciliate, followed by 4 thicker finely ciliate

chaetae.

Furcula ( Fig. 19G View Figure ). Manubrium ventrally with formula 1, 2, 2, 2 (smaller)/4 (subapical), 18 (apical) ciliate chaetae; manubrial plate unclear.

Remarks. In the original description S. mantis  was notAbout not compared with most species from the Western Palearctic region with similar chaetotaxy. Seira mantis  is most similar to S. uwei Barra, 2010  by head macAbout mac M 4i, S4 and Pa4 absent, basomedian labial field with chaeta R smaller, Th II with 4 medio-central macAbout mac (m1‒ 1i, m2‒ 2i) and 5 macAbout mac in PmC group, Th III ‒ AbdAbout Abd IV with 14, 6, 4, 1 and 12 central macAbout mac, respectively; and anterior legs of males with spine-like chaetae ( see Tabs 1‒2). However, S. mantis  differs from this species by Th II with 6 macAbout mac in PmA group (up to 8 in S. uwei  ), AbdAbout Abd IV with 14 lateral macAbout mac (13 in S. uwei  ), AntAbout Ant IV annulated ( normal in S. uwei  ), unguiculus without basal tooth ( present in S. uwei  ), and manubrium ventrally with 18 apical chaetae (16 in S. uwei  ). Seira mantis  differs also from this species by male legs I with 15 baster-shaped chaetae on tibiotarsus, while S. uwei  hasAbout has 20 spine-like chaetae. Other comparisons among species are presented in Tables 1 and 2.

mac

Instituto do Meio Ambiente

Abd

University of Aberdeen

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

but

Butler University

not

Nottingham City Natural History Museum

psp

Parasitic Seed Plants

Ant

Anguilla National Trust

has

Funda��o Zoobot�nica do Rio Grande do Sul

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Collembola

Order

Collembola

Family

Entomobryidae

Genus

Seira

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Seira mantis Zeppelini & Bellini, 2006

Cipola, Nikolas Gioia, Arbea, Javier, Baquero, Enrique, Jordana, Rafael, Morais, José Wellington De & Bellini, Bruno Cavalcante 2018

2018
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Seira mantis

Zeppelini & Bellini 2006

2006