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A new species of Dystacta Saussure, 1871 from Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda (Insecta, Mantodea, Dystactinae).

Tedrow R, Nathan K, Richard N, Svenson GJ - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: Therefore, a new species is described, Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., along with the first instar nymphs and ootheca.In addition, the previously monotypic genus Dystacta Saussure, 1871 is re-described to provide a broader definition of the genus group.Habitus images, measurement data, a key to species, natural history information, and locality data are provided.

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Affiliation: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, USA ; Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

ABSTRACT
A recent targeted entomological survey in the Republic of Rwanda has produced two conspecific male and female specimens of an undescribed species of praying mantis (Mantodea). The specimens were collected in Nyungwe National Park in May of 2013. The species is closest morphologically to Dystacta alticeps (Schaum, 1853). Therefore, a new species is described, Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., along with the first instar nymphs and ootheca. In addition, the previously monotypic genus Dystacta Saussure, 1871 is re-described to provide a broader definition of the genus group. Habitus images, measurement data, a key to species, natural history information, and locality data are provided.

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Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., live habitus: A holotype male (GSMC004381) B allotype female (GSMC004420).
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Figure 1: Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., live habitus: A holotype male (GSMC004381) B allotype female (GSMC004420).

Mentions: During a preliminary survey of insects in Nyungwe National Park (NNP) in southwestern Rwanda, a single male and single female of an unknown species of praying mantis were collected (Fig. 1). The male was attracted to a metal halide light system and was found on the ground near the trap. The female was found in close proximity to the light walking through ground vegetation. It was not clear if the female was attracted to the light, but the male is assumed to have flown in specifically to the light. The collecting site was in a high altitude location within NNP (~2,500 m) in montane forest. The weather was cool (~15 °C) with intermittent rain.


A new species of Dystacta Saussure, 1871 from Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda (Insecta, Mantodea, Dystactinae).

Tedrow R, Nathan K, Richard N, Svenson GJ - Zookeys (2014)

Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., live habitus: A holotype male (GSMC004381) B allotype female (GSMC004420).
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Figure 1: Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., live habitus: A holotype male (GSMC004381) B allotype female (GSMC004420).
Mentions: During a preliminary survey of insects in Nyungwe National Park (NNP) in southwestern Rwanda, a single male and single female of an unknown species of praying mantis were collected (Fig. 1). The male was attracted to a metal halide light system and was found on the ground near the trap. The female was found in close proximity to the light walking through ground vegetation. It was not clear if the female was attracted to the light, but the male is assumed to have flown in specifically to the light. The collecting site was in a high altitude location within NNP (~2,500 m) in montane forest. The weather was cool (~15 °C) with intermittent rain.

Bottom Line: Therefore, a new species is described, Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., along with the first instar nymphs and ootheca.In addition, the previously monotypic genus Dystacta Saussure, 1871 is re-described to provide a broader definition of the genus group.Habitus images, measurement data, a key to species, natural history information, and locality data are provided.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, USA ; Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

ABSTRACT
A recent targeted entomological survey in the Republic of Rwanda has produced two conspecific male and female specimens of an undescribed species of praying mantis (Mantodea). The specimens were collected in Nyungwe National Park in May of 2013. The species is closest morphologically to Dystacta alticeps (Schaum, 1853). Therefore, a new species is described, Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., along with the first instar nymphs and ootheca. In addition, the previously monotypic genus Dystacta Saussure, 1871 is re-described to provide a broader definition of the genus group. Habitus images, measurement data, a key to species, natural history information, and locality data are provided.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus