Valid Names ResultsAclerda restionis Giliomee & Gavrilov-Zimin, 2021 (Aclerdidae: Aclerda)
- Aclerda restionis Giliomee & Gavrilov-Zimin 2021: 393. Type data: SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Province, Stellenbosch, on Ischyrolepis subverticillata, 10/3/1999, by J.H. Giliomee. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Pretoria: South African National Collection of Insects, South Africa; St. Petersburg: Zoological Museum, Academy of Science, Russia; accepted valid name Notes: Paratypes: 12 females with the same collecting data Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Restio subverticillatus | GiliomGa2021 | (= Ischyrolepis subverticillata)
- South Africa | GiliomGa2021
- Systematics: ZooBank: LSID: urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2ACA3201-4CC9-4A30-A33D-12671374891A
This species differs significantly from the five other species of Aclerda, known from Africa (see the review and key of Ben-Dov (1977)) and is more similar morphologically to Aclerda marylandica,but differs in the smaller number of bullet-shaped setae, which form single marginal row on venter only (instead of the wide band of such setae on both surfaces of abdomen in A. marylandica), in more numerous large dorsal tubular ducts, and in the absence of a group of microtubular ducts near the rostrum. (Giliomee & Gavrilov-Zimin, 2021)
- Structure: Adult female body elongate oval, up to 4 mm long, slightly curved. Posterior end of body heavily sclerotised on both surfaces even in very young females, abruptly narrowed and acutely pointed, ridged. Antennae small, one-segmented, with several curved setae. Eyes and legs absent. (Giliomee & Gavrilov-Zimin, 2021)
- Biology: The species is ovoviviparous, with fully developed larvae inside the maternal body. (Giliomee & Gavrilov-Zimin, 2021)
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration in Giliomee & Gavrilov-Zimin, 2021.
- GiliomGa2021: diagnosis, distribution, host, illustration, taxonomy, 393