Bittacus flavescens Klug, 1838

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: 318

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

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Bittacus flavescens Klug, 1838
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Bittacus flavescens Klug, 1838  

( Figs. 1c View FIGURE 1 , 8j View FIGURE 8 , 12c View FIGURE 12 )

Bittacus flavescens: Klug, 1838:99   ; Esben-Petersen, 1921:151; Souza-Lopes & Mangabeira, 1942:335; Penny & Byers, 1979b:368; Machado et al., 2009:36; Machado, 2018.

Klugius flavescens: Navás, 1926:13   .

Thyridates flavescens: Willmann, 1983:51   ; Collucci & Amorim, 2000:7.

Bittacus affinis: Westwood, 1846:194   ; Esben-Petersen, 1921:151 synonymized.

Holotype: Bittacus flavescens   : male: ZMHB (high resolution images examined); Bittacus affinis   sex unknown: NHM (not examined). Species also known from Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina (new record), São Paulo ( Fig. 12c View FIGURE 12 ).

Bittacus flavescens   seems to be restricted to the region of the Atlantic rain forest in Brazil, but with a wide distribution within this area ( Souza Lopes & Mangabeira 1942; Byers 2004; Machado et al. 2009). The species was the only one in Brazil to have a synonym, B. affinis   , described based on one specimen with a label only stating Brazil. Walker (1853) mentioned another specimen of B. affinis   in the NHM from Pará state; however, it might have been the result of a misidentification based on the current distribution of B. flavescens   . Unfortunately, neither specimen was examined during the current study. Another dubious record for B. flavescens   was given by Esben- Petersen (1921), one specimen with the abdomen broken, from Puerto Cabello ( Venezuela). Navás (1926) erected the genus Klugius   and defined B. flavescens   as the type species. However, the genus was based on a weak character (pterostigma broad basally and thin apically) and therefore, Klugius   was always considered as a synonym of Bittacus   by subsequent authors ( Souza Lopes & Mangabeira 1942; Penny & Byers 1979a, b; Willmann 1983).

Examined specimens. Brazil: Rio de Janeiro: Mury, Nova Friburgo , 12.xi.1970, Gred & Guimarães det. (1? MZSP)   ; Santa Catarina: Nova Teutonia [Seara today], 27°11’B–52°23’L, x.1969, Fritz Plaumann (1♀ INPA)   ; idem—xi.1969 (1♀ INPA)   ; idem—xii.1969 (2♀ INPA)   ; Seara, 16.xii.1977, ND Penny (1♂ INPA)   .

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Bittacidae

Genus

Bittacus

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Bittacus flavescens Klug, 1838

Machado, Renato Jose Pires, Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello & Rafael, José Albertino 2018
2018
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Thyridates flavescens:

Collucci, E. & Amorim, D. S. 2000: 7
Willmann, R. 1983: 51
1983
Loc

Klugius flavescens: Navás, 1926 :13

Navas, L. 1926: 13
1926
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Bittacus affinis: Westwood, 1846 :194

Esben-Petersen, P. 1921: 151
Westwood, J. O. 1846: 194
1846
Loc

Bittacus flavescens: Klug, 1838 :99

Machado, R. J. P. & Godoi, F. S. P. & Rafael, J. A. 2009: 36
Penny, N. D. & Byers, G. W. 1979: 368
Souza Lopes, H. de & Mangabeira, O. 1942: 335
Esben-Petersen, P. 1921: 151
Klug, J. C. F. 1838: 99
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