Neotrephes lanemeloi Nieser & Chen, 2002

Rodrigues, Higor D. D., Melo, Alan Lane De & Ferreira-Keppler, Ruth L., 2012, Macropterous form of Paratrephes China, 1940, with new distributional records of Neotrephinae from Brazil (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Helotrephidae), Zootaxa 3483, pp. 82-88: 86

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Neotrephes lanemeloi Nieser & Chen, 2002
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Neotrephes lanemeloi Nieser & Chen, 2002  

( Figs. 14–17, 18)

Neotrephes jaczewskii: Nieser & Melo 1997   , 73. [Misidentification, in part; Brazil]

Neotrephes lanemeloi Nieser & Chen, 2002: 34   . [Original description; from Brazil]

Neotrephes lanemeloi: Papáček & Zettel 2004   , 105. [Checklist]

Neotrephes lanemeloi: Pelli et al. 2006   , 70. [List of species; Brazil]

Neotrephes lanemeloi: Mazzucconi et al. 2008   , 62. [List of species; record from Argentina]

Neotrephes lanemeloi: Moreira et al. 2011   , 41. [Checklist]

Additional characters. Ventral carinae ( Fig. 16): Prosternal carina with acute posterior corner, posterior edge nearly straight; mesosternal carina with anterior edge appressed to and united with posterior edge of prosternal carina, posterior outline indistinctly concave; metasternal carina longest, with anterior corner rounded and posterior corner almost 90°, posterior outline straight; carinae of abdominal sternites lower; carina of sternite II rounded posteriorly, with anterior edge touching metasternal carina; carina of sternite III with posterior corner almost straight, anterior corner touching posterior edge of carina of sternite II; following segments acarinate.

Material examined. BRAZIL: 2 brachypterous females, Santa Catarina State, Dionísio Cerqueira, right tributary of Toldo waterfall (26°18’11,4”S, 53°37’01,6”W), 15.IX.2011, A.M. Pes, P. V GoogleMaps   . Cruz , R. Boldrini and N. Hamada coll. ( INPA)   .

Discussion. Initially, specimens of N. lanemeloi   from the type locality of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil were misidentified as N. jaczewskii   by Nieser & Melo (1997) ( Nieser & Chen 2002). Subsequently, Pelli et al. (2006) recorded this species from Serra da Canastra, which is also in Minas Gerais. Two years later, Mazzucconi et al. (2008) recorded for the first time this species from Argentina, in the Province of Misiones, which borders Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil where our specimens were collected ( Fig. 18). Only N. usingeri   had been recorded in this Brazilian region ( Moreira et al. 2011); thus, this is the second species of Neotrephes   recorded in southern Brazil. Characteristics of the female subgenital plate from Santa Catarina ( Fig. 17) agree exactly with Figure 11 of Nieser & Chen (2002).

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Helotrephidae

Genus

Neotrephes

Loc

Neotrephes lanemeloi Nieser & Chen, 2002

Rodrigues, Higor D. D., Melo, Alan Lane De & Ferreira-Keppler, Ruth L. 2012
2012
Loc

Neotrephes lanemeloi

Nieser, N. & Chen, P. P. 2002: 34
2002