Neurogenia laticeps Benoit, 1955

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Neurogenia laticeps Benoit, 1955: 69-70.
Diagnosis and Relationships
Unlike other described species from the Afrotropical Region, M+Cu does not have an anteriorly directed spur but the vein is thickened, and therefore somewhat tuberculate, as in Asian species of the genus and in several undescribed species from the Afrotropical Region that we have seen in AEI, BMNH, CNC, and TAMU. Unlike the Asian species in the Perilissoides species group, 1M is not thickened nor bowed basally in laticeps and the other undescribed Afrotropical species we have seen. The eye is small in laticeps relative to ocellaris and 1cu-a is distinctly postfurcal as in most other described species.
Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species was described based on a single male from Kivu, Rutshuru (Repository: RMCA).
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable.

This page was assembled by Bob Wharton as part of a larger collaborative effort on the genera of Ctenopelmatinae, and as part of a study of this genus prepared by Heather Hendrickson and Bob Wharton. The work is based on specimens in the Texas A&M University collection as well as material borrowed from China, MRAC, CNC, BMNH, and AEI. We are particularly grateful to Xue-xin Chen, David Wahl, Andy Bennett, Gavin Broad, and Eliane De Coninck for the loan of the valuable material used in this study. This work would also not have been possible without the groundwork provided by Ian Gauld’s study of the Australian and Costa Rican faunas, and we are particularly grateful for his assistance in many aspects of this study. We thank David Wahl for useful feedback throughout our study and to Gavin Broad for exchange of information on Perilissini. Matt Yoder provided considerable assistance with databasing issues, and our use of PURLs ( in this regard follows the example of their use in publications by Norm Johnson. Heather Hendrickson and Mika Cameron graciously assisted with literature retrieval. Page last updated December, 2014.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DEB 0328922 with REU supplements DEB 0723663 and number 1026618.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.