Afropictinus castor , Heiss, Ernst & Grebennikov, Vasily, 2016

Heiss, Ernst & Grebennikov, Vasily, 2016, Monophyly, review, six new species and DNA barcode of micropterous Afromontane Afropictinus (Heteroptera: Aradidae), Zootaxa 4208 (2), pp. 149-160: 152-154

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4208.2.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F16FCFB0-CFF8-4E35-BC70-8DAE37C42503

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD012B-FF9B-FFA4-FF43-FAE1FA90FDC9

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Afropictinus castor
status

sp. nov.

Afropictinus castor  sp. nov.

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Material studied. HOLOTYPE male ( CNCAbout CNC): Tanzania, South Pare / Mts., Chome For. / S4.27064°, E37.92595° / 2159m, 31.i.2013, sift 38 / V. Grebennikov leg // CNCCOLVG / 0 0 0 0 5749GoogleMaps  . PARATYPES (4 exx.): 2 males, same locality as holotype, specimens 5750 and 5751 ( CNCAbout CNC, CEHI); male ( CNCAbout CNC)GoogleMaps  : Tanzania, South Pare / Mts., Chome For. / S4.27875°, E37.90684° / 1876m, 4.i.2013, sift 39 / V. Grebennikov leg // CNCCOLVG / 00005752; male ( CEHI)GoogleMaps  : Tanzania, South Pare / Mts., Chome Vil. / S4.30624°, E37.97156° / 1648m, 6.i.2013, sift 41 / V. Grebennikov leg // CNCCOLVG / 0 0 0 0 5757. Additional materialGoogleMaps  : West Usambara Mts.: male ( CEHI)  : Tanzania, W Usamba- / ra Mts. / Mazumbai For., / S4.81054° E38.49858° / 1618m, 11.xi.2013, sift 43 / V. Grebennikov leg. / / CNCCOLVG / 00005761; male ( CNCAbout CNC), same locality label, specimen 5762. North Pare Mts GoogleMaps  .: male ( CEHI): Tanzania, North Pare / Mts. Minja For   ., / S 3.58126° E37.67454° / 1602m, 14.xii.2012,sift / 26, V.Grebennikov leg. // CNCCOLVG / 00005725; female ( CNCAbout CNC), same locality label, specimen 5724; male ( CEHI)GoogleMaps  : Tanzania, North Pare / Mts. Kindoroko For. , / S 3.74313° E37.65022° / 1987m, 23.xii.2012,sift / 25, V.Grebennikov leg. // CNCCOLVG / 00005722; female ( CNCAbout CNC)GoogleMaps  : Tanzania, North Pare / Mts. Kindoroko For. , / S 3.72921° E37.65329° / 1678m, 25.xii.2012, sift / 28, V.Grebennikov leg. // CNCCOLVG / 00005731; male ( CNCAbout CNC)GoogleMaps  : Tanzania, North Pare / Mts. Kindoroko For. , / S 3.73069° E37.65358° / 1797m, 25.xii.2012, sift / 29, V.Grebennikov leg. // CNCCOLVG / 00005734; female ( CEHI)GoogleMaps  : Tanzania, North Pare / Mts. Kindoroko For. , / S 3.68606° E37.63745° / 1830m, 26.xii.2012,sift / 30, V.Grebennikov leg. // CNCCOLVG / 0 0 0 0 5735.GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Species with genae longer than (males and most females) or as long as (some females) antennal segment I, their apices often bent upward. Distinguished from A. hylas  sp. nov. by characters given in the key.

Description. Glabrous and bicoloured, dark brown with yellowish posterior margins of deltg III –VI and median elevation of mtgV. Head longer than wide (17/15.5); genae longer than clypeus, reaching beyond apex of antennal segment I, apex bifid, often bent upward; antennae 1.61 times as long as width of head, segments I/II/III/ IV = 6.5/3.5/8/7; postocular lobes rounded. Thorax: pronotum 2.75 times as wide as long (22/8), paranota narrow, rounded and reflexed, only slightly produced anterolaterally; lateral margins convex. Scutellum 2.57 times as wide as long (18/7). Mtg I+II with a shallow median depression flanked by dispersed granules. Abdomen with tergal plate moderately elevated at middle; pe-angles of deltg III-VII laterally produced. Pygophore narrow, pear shaped with conical ridge. Measurements: Holotype male: length 3.45 mm; length of antennae 1.25 mm; width of abdomen 1.65 mm.

Etymology. The species epithet is a Latinized Greek mythical name of Castor  , an Argonaut, famous horseman; noun in apposition.

Distribution. This species is known from Tanzania: South and North Pare Mts. and West Usambara Mts.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Metazoa

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aradidae

Genus

Afropictinus