Cryphocricos breddini Montandon, 1911

Sites, Robert W., 2021, A review of Cryphocricos Signoret, 1850 (Naucoridae: Cryphocricinae) with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 4958 (1), pp. 72-94 : 76-77

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4958.1.7

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Cryphocricos breddini Montandon
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Cryphocricos breddini Montandon

( Figs 5–6 View FIGURES 5–6 )

Cryphocricus breddini Montandon 1911 : Bull. Soc. Roum. Sci. 20:88–91 (misspelling of genus).

Cryphocricos breddini: Usinger 1947 , Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 40:341 (corrected generic spelling).

Type repository: Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Frankfurt, Germany) .

Type locality: Ecuador: Balzapamba. Balzapamba is both a municipality and town in Bolívar Province. Río Cristal and its tributary Quebrada Chorrera appear to be the most likely streams from which the type specimen was collected .

Discussion: The type specimen is a macropterous male in good condition; however, it is covered with debris ( Figs. 5–6 View FIGURES 5–6 ). Females and brachypterous specimens are unknown. Usinger (1947) considered macropterous adults from Peru to be indistinguishable from the type, and thus associated brachypterous individuals with it; he then included the use of hemelytra shape to distinguish these brachypters from congeners. However, hemelytral shape is not a consistent attribute in Cryphocricos hungerfordi ( Sites 1990) and probably other species. Thus, diagnostic features for C. breddini remain unknown, although Lopez Ruf (1991) presented a detailed diagnosis of specimens from Parque Nacional Baritu in Salta, Argentina, based in part on Usinger (1947).

Diagnosis: Little information is available to apply as diagnostic features because the only authoritatively identified specimen is the macropterous male holotype. Montandon (1911) reported length to be 10 mm and maximum width 4.2 mm. Because macropters differ in size and shape from brachypters, interspecific comparisons mixing morphs is not reasonable. Nonetheless, Usinger (1947) keyed this species using length less than 11 mm and assumed the brachypterous form would be “not or scarcely half as wide as long.”

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Naucoridae

Genus

Cryphocricos

Loc

Cryphocricos breddini Montandon

Sites, Robert W. 2021
2021
Loc

Cryphocricos breddini

: Usinger 1947
1947
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Cryphocricus breddini

Montandon 1911
1911