Bittacus pintoi Souza Lopes & Mangabeira, 1942

Machado, Renato Jose Pires, Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello & Rafael, José Albertino, 2018, The genus Bittacus Latreille (Insecta: Mecoptera) in Brazil: key to species, distribution maps, new synonym, and three new species, Zootaxa 4526 (3), pp. 303-330: 321

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4526.3.2

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scientific name

Bittacus pintoi Souza Lopes & Mangabeira, 1942
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Bittacus pintoi Souza Lopes & Mangabeira, 1942  

( Figs. 8p View FIGURE 8 , 12d View FIGURE 12 )

Bittacus pintoi: Souza Lopes & Mangabeira, 1942:332   ; Penny & Byers, 1979b:369; Machado et al., 2009:36; Dias & Kumagai, 2011:34; Machado, 2018. Thyridates pintoi: Willmann, 1983:52   ; Collucci & Amorim, 2000:7.

Holotype. Male: MNRJ (examined). Probably destroyed in the fire of 2.ix.2018. Species also known from: Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso (new record), Tocantins (new record) ( Fig. 12d View FIGURE 12 ).  

Bittacus pintoi   seems to be a very common species in Minas Gerais state, based on the large number of specimens reported in different studies, including this paper ( Souza Lopes & Mangabeira 1942; Machado et al. 2009; Dias & Kumagai 2011). The adults of B. pintoi   also have a flight preference for the rainy months, as demonstrated by Dias & Kumagai (2011), who collected samples of Malaise trap samples monthly for years, resulting in a large number of specimens all captured between October and January (rainy months). The specimens reported here were also collected during the rainy seasons for their respective areas.

Examined specimens. Brazil: Minas Gerais: Encruzilhada , 15 0 34’35’’S–40 0 56’51’’W, 15.xii. 2012, 850m, JA Rafael, EJ Grossi, luz (5♂ INPA)   ; Mato Grosso: Barra do Tapirapé , xi.1964, B. Malkin (1♂, 5♀ MZSP)   ; Idem 13– 16.i.1966 (1♀ MZSP)   ; Tocantins: Miracema , P21 E malaise, 29.x.2001, equipe de resgate UHE lajeado (1♂, 3♀ CEUFT); idem—P28 E malaise, 5.xi.2001 (1♀ CEUFT)   ; Palmas , P28 D malaise, 10.xii.2001, equipe de resgate UHE lajeado (5♀ CEUFT)   .

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Bittacidae

Genus

Bittacus

Loc

Bittacus pintoi Souza Lopes & Mangabeira, 1942

Machado, Renato Jose Pires, Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello & Rafael, José Albertino 2018
2018
Loc

Bittacus pintoi: Souza Lopes & Mangabeira, 1942 :332

Dias, P. G. & Kumagai, A. F. 2011: 34
Machado, R. J. P. & Godoi, F. S. P. & Rafael, J. A. 2009: 36
Collucci, E. & Amorim, D. S. 2000: 7
Willmann, R. 1983: 52
Penny, N. D. & Byers, G. W. 1979: 369
Souza Lopes, H. de & Mangabeira, O. 1942: 332
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