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A new species of Mengenilla (Insecta, Strepsiptera) from Tunisia.

Pohl H, Niehuis O, Gloyna K, Misof B, Beutel RG - Zookeys (2012)

Bottom Line: Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n. is the third species of the genus with known females and female puparia.First instar larvae, endoparasitic larval stages, the male puparium and the host are unknown.The new species is also the first strepsipteran with a fully sequenced genome.

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Affiliation: Entomology Group, Institut für Spezielle Zoologie and Evolutionsbiologie, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Erbertstraße 1, 07743 Jena, Germany.

ABSTRACT
A new species of Mengenilla Hofeneder, 1910 (Strepsiptera, Mengenillidae) from southern Tunisia is described. Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n. can be distinguished from congeners by a slightly emarginated posterodorsal margin of the head, compound eyes with a light tan dorsal part, mandibles with a narrow distal part, and a v-shaped pronotum. With the description of Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n., eleven valid species of Mengenilla are currently recognised. Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n. is the third species of the genus with known females and female puparia. First instar larvae, endoparasitic larval stages, the male puparium and the host are unknown. The new species is also the first strepsipteran with a fully sequenced genome.

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Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. ♂, variability of mandible, maxilla, and penis A Mandibles, medio caudal view B Maxilla, lateral view C penis, dorso caudal view.
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Figure 6: Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. ♂, variability of mandible, maxilla, and penis A Mandibles, medio caudal view B Maxilla, lateral view C penis, dorso caudal view.

Mentions: The female of Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. is distinguished from Mengenilla chobauti and Mengenilla parvula by the much more slender distal part of its mandible,and from Mengenilla parvula additionally by its longer scapus. The female puparium is distinguished from that of Mengenilla chobauti and Mengenilla parvula by the complete absence of cuticular thorns, a rounded anterior prothoracic margin with rounded anterolateral edges, and a tapering caudal margin of the abdomen (Figs 12, 13).


A new species of Mengenilla (Insecta, Strepsiptera) from Tunisia.

Pohl H, Niehuis O, Gloyna K, Misof B, Beutel RG - Zookeys (2012)

Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. ♂, variability of mandible, maxilla, and penis A Mandibles, medio caudal view B Maxilla, lateral view C penis, dorso caudal view.
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Figure 6: Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. ♂, variability of mandible, maxilla, and penis A Mandibles, medio caudal view B Maxilla, lateral view C penis, dorso caudal view.
Mentions: The female of Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. is distinguished from Mengenilla chobauti and Mengenilla parvula by the much more slender distal part of its mandible,and from Mengenilla parvula additionally by its longer scapus. The female puparium is distinguished from that of Mengenilla chobauti and Mengenilla parvula by the complete absence of cuticular thorns, a rounded anterior prothoracic margin with rounded anterolateral edges, and a tapering caudal margin of the abdomen (Figs 12, 13).

Bottom Line: Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n. is the third species of the genus with known females and female puparia.First instar larvae, endoparasitic larval stages, the male puparium and the host are unknown.The new species is also the first strepsipteran with a fully sequenced genome.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Entomology Group, Institut für Spezielle Zoologie and Evolutionsbiologie, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Erbertstraße 1, 07743 Jena, Germany.

ABSTRACT
A new species of Mengenilla Hofeneder, 1910 (Strepsiptera, Mengenillidae) from southern Tunisia is described. Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n. can be distinguished from congeners by a slightly emarginated posterodorsal margin of the head, compound eyes with a light tan dorsal part, mandibles with a narrow distal part, and a v-shaped pronotum. With the description of Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n., eleven valid species of Mengenilla are currently recognised. Mengenilla moldrzykisp. n. is the third species of the genus with known females and female puparia. First instar larvae, endoparasitic larval stages, the male puparium and the host are unknown. The new species is also the first strepsipteran with a fully sequenced genome.

No MeSH data available.