Cymothales massaronei |
Nine species of Cymothales, one of the most characteristic African antlion genera, are known from the Guineo-Congolian rainforests. A new species, Cymothales massaronei sp. nov. is described here from Gabon. Cymothales massaronei sp. nov. is characterized by the fifth tarsomere equal in length to the first tarsomere, but differs from all of the congeners with this character in the shape and markings of wings, shape of antenna and body pattern.
Keywords: Neuroptera, Neuropterida, Myrmeleontiformia, antlion, Afrotropical Region, Guineo-Congolian forests, Gabon
Myrmeleontidae Latreille, 1802
Dendroleontinae Banks, 1899
Dendroleontini Banks, 1899
Cymothales Gerstaecker, 1893
FIGURE 1. Cymothales massaronei sp. nov., holotype. A: habitus. |
Scale bars, A: 10 mm.
FIGURE 1. Cymothales massaronei sp. nov., holotype. |
B: head and thorax lateral view. C: head and pronotum, dorsal view. D: head, frontal view.
Scale bars, B: 2 mm, C–D: 1 mm.
Cymothales massaronei sp. nov.
Etymology. The new species is named in honor of its collector, Carlo Massarone, who brought it to the attention of the author, as a sign of friendship.
Davide Badano. 2020. A New Cymothales Gerstaecker from the Gabonese Rainforest (Neuroptera Myrmeleontidae). Zootaxa. 4803(2); 345–354. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4803.2.6