Hovatlas invaginatus, Rodrigues, 1992

Guilbert, Eric & Heiss, Ernst, 2016, First fossil records of Tingidae from Madagascan Copal with description of two new species (Hemiptera, Heteroptera), Linzer biologische Beiträge 48 (2), pp. 1081-1090: 1085

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5183220

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5192096

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F587E7-FFBF-2D72-F69C-FCE1FEE5FAA2

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scientific name

Hovatlas invaginatus
status

 

Hovatlas invaginatus   DUARTE RODRIGUES, 1992 ( Figs 9-11 View Figs 7-11 )

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Two females, antennae and legs complete, specimen Fig. 10 View Figs 7-11 with damaged, dorsally depressed pronotal hood.

The holotype of invaginatus is deposited in the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia: HT, male, Madagascar Est, Périnet, 13.III.1935 (Olsoufieff).

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Endemic to Madagascar, only known from Ranomafana National Park, Anabohazo forest and Bemahara Tsingy National Park.

Host plant: unrecorded.

D i s c u s s i o n: Several specimens belonging to the species Hovatlas invaginatus   have an almost entirely biseriate costal area, while the holotype of the species has been described as having the costal area anteriorly uniseriate. Specimen Figs 10, 11 View Figs 7-11 exhibits a costal area not entirely biseriate but uniseriate at the base. In addition, the rostrum of this specimen is shorter than in that of Fig. 9 View Figs 7-11 and the rostral sulcus is wider. As the pronotal hood is damaged in specimen Figs 10, 11 View Figs 7-11 , it is not obvious that it really belongs to H. invaginatus   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Tingidae

Genus

Hovatlas