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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., pinned habitus (scale bar = 1 cm). Holotype male (GSMC004381): A dorsal B ventral. Allotype female (GSMC004420): C dorsal D ventral.
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Figure 3: Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., pinned habitus (scale bar = 1 cm). Holotype male (GSMC004381): A dorsal B ventral. Allotype female (GSMC004420): C dorsal D ventral.

Mentions: Male.Holotype (Figs 1A, 3A–B). Body length 34.72; forewing length 28.2; hindwing length 27.16; pronotum length 4.65; prozone length 1.77; pronotum width 2.11; pronotum narrow width 1.03; head width 3.46; head vertex to clypeus 1.53; frons width 1.27; frons height 0.595; prothD. tigrifrutex D. tigrifrutex oracic femur length 5.19; mesothoracic femur length 5.46; mesothoracic tibia length 4.59; mesothoracic tarsus length 3.85; metathoracic femur length 6.48; metathoracic tibia length 7.26; metathoracic tarsus length 5.30; anteroventral femoral spine count R12/L12; posteroventral femoral spine count R4/L4; anteroventral tibial spine count R11/L10; posteroventral tibial spine count R7/L8.


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., pinned habitus (scale bar = 1 cm). Holotype male (GSMC004381): A dorsal B ventral. Allotype female (GSMC004420): C dorsal D ventral.
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Figure 3: Dystacta tigrifrutex sp. n., pinned habitus (scale bar = 1 cm). Holotype male (GSMC004381): A dorsal B ventral. Allotype female (GSMC004420): C dorsal D ventral.
Mentions: Male.Holotype (Figs 1A, 3A–B). Body length 34.72; forewing length 28.2; hindwing length 27.16; pronotum length 4.65; prozone length 1.77; pronotum width 2.11; pronotum narrow width 1.03; head width 3.46; head vertex to clypeus 1.53; frons width 1.27; frons height 0.595; prothD. tigrifrutex D. tigrifrutex oracic femur length 5.19; mesothoracic femur length 5.46; mesothoracic tibia length 4.59; mesothoracic tarsus length 3.85; metathoracic femur length 6.48; metathoracic tibia length 7.26; metathoracic tarsus length 5.30; anteroventral femoral spine count R12/L12; posteroventral femoral spine count R4/L4; anteroventral tibial spine count R11/L10; posteroventral tibial spine count R7/L8.

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