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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. ♀; A–C Head, ventral, lateral, dorsal view D–F Pro-, meso-, metathoracic leg, ventral view.
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Figure 10: Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. ♀; A–C Head, ventral, lateral, dorsal view D–F Pro-, meso-, metathoracic leg, ventral view.

Mentions: Abdomen (Figs 4, 5D, 6C): tergites less strongly sclerotised than sternites, brown; tergite and sternite of segment I reduced; tergite II partly covered by metapostnotum; tergites II–VIII, rectangular, increasing in width from segments II–VIII; pleural membrane of segments I–VIII wide, camel coloured; spiracles present on segments I–VII; shape of sternites II–VIII similar to corresponding tergites but distinctly broader, shovel-shaped, brown; segment IX strongly sclerotised, distinctly narrower than segment VIII, with caudally elongated subgenital plate; segment X tube-like, extending above tip of subgenital plate; penis curved, with bulbous proximal part; acumen thin, tapering towards apex.


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. ♀; A–C Head, ventral, lateral, dorsal view D–F Pro-, meso-, metathoracic leg, ventral view.
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Figure 10: Mengenilla moldrzyki sp. n. ♀; A–C Head, ventral, lateral, dorsal view D–F Pro-, meso-, metathoracic leg, ventral view.
Mentions: Abdomen (Figs 4, 5D, 6C): tergites less strongly sclerotised than sternites, brown; tergite and sternite of segment I reduced; tergite II partly covered by metapostnotum; tergites II–VIII, rectangular, increasing in width from segments II–VIII; pleural membrane of segments I–VIII wide, camel coloured; spiracles present on segments I–VII; shape of sternites II–VIII similar to corresponding tergites but distinctly broader, shovel-shaped, brown; segment IX strongly sclerotised, distinctly narrower than segment VIII, with caudally elongated subgenital plate; segment X tube-like, extending above tip of subgenital plate; penis curved, with bulbous proximal part; acumen thin, tapering towards apex.

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.