87 Ptyngidricerus venustus n.sp. from Oman and Iran (Neuroptera: Ascalaphidae) BO TJEDER and A. RODGER WATERSTON A new species of the genus Ptyngidricerus Weele, 1909, P. venustus, from the United Arab Emirates, the Oman and the Iranian Baluchistan is described, and a complementary description of the genus is given. Bo Tjeder, Zoological Institute, Dept. ofSystematics, Helgonavägen 3, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden. A. Rodger Waterston, The Royal Scottish Museum, Dept. of Natural History, Chambers St., Edinburgh, EH1 1UF, Scotland. During correspondence between the authors concerning ascalaphids it became evident that both had specimens of the same species of Ptyngidricerus, Tjeder one d and Waterston . four $. We both arrived at the conclusion that the specimens represented a hitherto unknown species, which we describe below. During our studies we observed certain not previously noted characteristics of the genus and find it therefore convenient first to give a redescription of the genus, a member of the subfamily Haplogleniinae Newman, 1853. Ptyngidricerus Weele, 1909 Ptyngidricerus Weele, 1909:67 - Navás 1913:63 (Separate, p. 19). Type species: Idricerus (?) albardanus McLachlan, ] 1891 (by monotypy). Description Species of moderate size: length of forewing 28-35 mm. Head about as wide as thorax. Vertex broad,
Insect Systematics & Evolution – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1977
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