Cyprus is rich in endemics; however, all but two lacewing species are shared with the mainland. Thus, the discovery of a new morphologically distinct species of chrysopid belonging to the extensively studied genus Chrysopa, Chrysopa niki n. sp., appears remarkable. While most Chrysopa species differ in relatively subtle morphological characters, the new taxon is set apart from all Western Palaearctic congeners due to a unique combination of pattern, venational, leg and genital characters. The characteristics of C. niki n. sp. suggest that it might be an endemic to Cyprus, not strictly related to other congeners, underlining the importance of the discovery. The biogeography of Cypriot Neuroptera is discussed in light of this new finding.

Badano, D., Makris, C. (2020). A new unexpected species of Chrysopa Leach from Cyprus with biogeographic remarks (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). ANNALES DE LA SOCIÉTÉ ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, 56(2), 125-134 [10.1080/00379271.2020.1756911 EA MAY 2020].

A new unexpected species of Chrysopa Leach from Cyprus with biogeographic remarks (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

Badano D
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2020-01-01

Abstract

Cyprus is rich in endemics; however, all but two lacewing species are shared with the mainland. Thus, the discovery of a new morphologically distinct species of chrysopid belonging to the extensively studied genus Chrysopa, Chrysopa niki n. sp., appears remarkable. While most Chrysopa species differ in relatively subtle morphological characters, the new taxon is set apart from all Western Palaearctic congeners due to a unique combination of pattern, venational, leg and genital characters. The characteristics of C. niki n. sp. suggest that it might be an endemic to Cyprus, not strictly related to other congeners, underlining the importance of the discovery. The biogeography of Cypriot Neuroptera is discussed in light of this new finding.
2020
Badano, D., Makris, C. (2020). A new unexpected species of Chrysopa Leach from Cyprus with biogeographic remarks (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). ANNALES DE LA SOCIÉTÉ ENTOMOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, 56(2), 125-134 [10.1080/00379271.2020.1756911 EA MAY 2020].
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