Pentastiridius moestus ( Stål, 1855 ), Stal, 1855

Huang, Min & Holzinger, Werner E., 2010, Cixiidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha) from Namibia, with records from neighbouring countries, Zootaxa 2717, pp. 34-52: 48-49

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.199755

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scientific name

Pentastiridius moestus ( Stål, 1855 )
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Pentastiridius moestus ( Stål, 1855)  

Figs 2 View FIGURES 1 – 13 , 25 View FIGURES 22 – 28 , 90–106 View FIGURES 90 – 99 View FIGURES 100 – 106

Cixius moestus Stål, 1855: 92   (“Caffraria”)

Pentastiridius moestus (Stål)   , Van Stalle 1986 a: 97

Material examined. Namibia, 1 male, West Caprivi Nature Reserve, 18 °09’S, 21 ° 13 ’E, 29.ii. 1992, M. Pusch and E. Marais; 6 males, 5 females, Buffalo Base, West Caprivi Park, 18 °08’S, 21 ° 41 ’E, 6.iv. 1990, E. Marais; 3 females Qugali River, West Caprivi Park, 18 °01’S, 22 ° 18 ’E, 7.iv. 1990; 6 males, 1 female, Popa Falls, Kavango, 18 °07’S, 21 °04’E, 26.ii.– 1.iii. 1992, E. Marais and M. Pusch; 3 females, Popa Falls, Kavango, S.W.A., 18 ° 35 ’S, 20 °07’E, 29.x. 1987, E. Marais; 1 male, Andara, Kavango, SE 1821 Ab, 20–25.viii. 1971; 1 male, Takuasa, Kavango, SE 1720 Cd, 14–19.viii. 1971; 1 male, Churutabis, Bethanien, SE 2717 Ad, 4–12.x. 1974; 1 female, Dakota 424, Grootfontein Distr. SE 1917 Ac, 13–23.xii. 1993, M. Pusch, light trap (all NMNW).

Description. See Van Stalle (1986 a: 97). The species is quite variable (see figs 90–106); in one male specimen from Popa Falls, Kavango, the periandrium has four apical spines (figs 100–106). Further studies are needed to clarify the taxonomic consequences of this morphological variation.

Distribution. “It occurs in the eastern highlands and probably in the major part of Africa south of the equatorial forest” ( Van Stalle 1986 a: 100).

NMNW

National Museum of Namibia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cixiidae

Genus

Pentastiridius

Loc

Pentastiridius moestus ( Stål, 1855 )

Huang, Min & Holzinger, Werner E. 2010
2010
Loc

Pentastiridius moestus (Stål)

Van 1986: 97
1986
Loc

Cixius moestus Stål, 1855 : 92

Stal 1855: 92
1855