Bittacus blancheti Pictet, 1836

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: 305

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

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scientific name

Bittacus blancheti Pictet, 1836
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Bittacus blancheti Pictet, 1836  

( Figs. 2b View FIGURE 2 , 8c View FIGURE 8 , 12a View FIGURE 12 )

Bittacus blancheti: Pictet, 1836:403   ; Machado et al., 2009:36; Machado, 2018.

Neobittacus blancheti: Esben-Petersen, 1914:131   , 1921:155; Penny, 1977:424; Penny & Byers, 1979b:370.

Thyridates blancheti: Navás, 1929:23   .

Holotype male? (figure presented in the original description ( Pictet 1836) suggests it is a male): MHNG. Species also known from Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro ( Fig. 12a View FIGURE 12 ).

Bittacus blancheti   was determined as the type species of Neobittacus ( Esben-Petersen 1914)   , and together with B. aripuanensis   were the two species that comprised the genus (see Machado et al. 2009). Bittacus blancheti   is probably the most distinctive species of Bittacus   in the New World, based on the characteristic color pattern of the wings. The known distributional records of B. blancheti   suggest that it is restricted to the Atlantic rain forest region.

Examined specimens. Brazil: Bahia: Encruzilhada   , Bahia, 960m, XI/1972, Alvarenga e Seabra (1? DZUP)   ; idem—xi.1977, O. Ropa (1♂ MZUEFS)   ; Senhor do Bonfim, Serra da Maravilha ( Fazenda Zumbi ), UTM: 367691/ 8850126, 24.i.2006, 693 msnm, Vieira, R. e Chagas, C. (1 ♀ MZUEFS)   ; Espírito Santo: Linhares, Faz. Caliman Agricola S/A, Santa Terezinha , x.2004, 50 m, P. Grossi (1♂ INPA)   ; Córrego do Itá , xi–xii.1959, Zikan col. (1♂ MZSP, 1 ♀ MNRJ)   .

DZUP

Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Mecoptera

Family

Bittacidae

Genus

Bittacus

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Bittacus blancheti Pictet, 1836

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

Thyridates blancheti: Navás, 1929 :23

Navas, L. 1929: 23
1929
Loc

Neobittacus blancheti:

Penny, N. D. & Byers, G. W. 1979: 370
Penny, N. D. 1977: 424
Esben-Petersen, P. 1914: 131
1914
Loc

Bittacus blancheti: Pictet, 1836 :403

Machado, R. J. P. & Godoi, F. S. P. & Rafael, J. A. 2009: 36
Pictet, F. J. 1836: 403
1836