Project 168: C. A. Tauber, G. S. Albuquerque, M. J. Tauber. 2008. A new species of Leucochrysa and a redescription of Leucochrysa (Nodita) clepsydra Banks (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Zootaxa. 1781:1-19.
Specimen: Leucochrysa (N.) digitiformis (Paratype; Brazil, RJ, Male)
View: Head, prothorax, mesothorax, dorsal (x2, in alcohol)

Abstract

A new species, Leucochrysa (Nodita) digitiformis, is described from an agricultural area in the coastal region of southeastern Brazil. In accordance with the most recent key to some agriculturally-associated lacewings in Brazil (Freitas and Penny 2001), this species would have been identified as Leucochrysa (Nodita) clepsydra Banks, which was described from the Andean region of Colombia (1,000–1,340 m). However, a comparison of our Brazilian specimens with Banks’ syntypes of L. (N.) clepsydra showed that Freitas and Penny’s redescription of L. (N.) clepsydra differs markedly from Banks’ types in body size, wing shape, and male genitalia. To facilitate reliable identification of natural enemies in South American agroecosystems, we redescribe L. (N.) clepsydra (male and female) from the type specimens, describe a similar species from Brazil, and modify the existing key.

Uma nova espécie, Leucochrysa (Nodita) digitiformis, encontrada em área agricola na região costeira do sudeste do Brasil, é descrita. De acordo com a chave mais recente para crisopídeos associados com agroecossistemas do Brasil (Freitas e Penny 2001), esta espécie seria identificada como Leucochrysa (Nodita) clepsydra Banks, originalmente descrita com base em espécimes coletados na região andina da Colômbia (1000-1340 metros de altitude). Entretanto, comparando os espécimes brasileiros aqui estudados com os síntipos de L. (N.) clepsydra de Banks, observa-se que a redescricão desta espécie realizada por Freitas e Penny difere significantivamente dos tipos de Banks quanto ao tamanho do corpo, forma das asas e genitália do macho. Para facilitar a identificação segura dos inimigos naturais de agroecossistemas sul-americanos, macho e fêmea de L. (N.) clepsydra são redescritos a partir dos espécimens tipos, uma espécie semelhante do Brasil é descrita e a chave existente é modificada.

Note: Images of L. (N.) digitiformis, M11003, M13643, M13646, illustrate relatively true body color; images M27498, M10896 are from faded specimens in alcohol. The L. (N.) clepsydra types are badly discolored; the true body color of this species is not known.

The images and information in this project were obtained, in part, with the support of NSF (Grant DEB-0542373, CAT, MJT) and CNPq (475848/2004-7, GSA).



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Project DOI: 10.7934/P168, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P168
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