Eusolenophora testacea Poppius, 1909

Carpintero, Diego Leonardo, 2014, Western Hemisphere Lasiochilinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) with comments on some extralimital species and some considerations on suprageneric relationships, Zootaxa 3871 (1), pp. 1-87 : 48-49

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Eusolenophora testacea Poppius, 1909


Eusolenophora testacea Poppius, 1909

( Fig. 177 View FIGURES 174–178 )

Eusolenophora testacea Poppius, 1909: 25 .

Diagnostic characters: Measurements, see Table V. Female: Characterized by the combination of characters as follows: Macropterous. General coloration pale testaceous, head dark brown; antennal segment II gently thickened towards apex, nearly as long as length of head; antennal segments (I:II:III:IV) 1: 2.6: 2.0: 1.9; head smooth, a little prolonged anteriorly from base of antennae ( Fig. 183 View FIGURES 183–187 ); pronotum with lateral margins straight; anterior and posterior margins slightly concave ( Fig. 184 View FIGURES 183–187 ); hemelytra covered by short pilosity ( Fig. 186 View FIGURES 183–187 ); meso- and metasternum not sulcate medially, the last elongate apically ( Fig. 185 View FIGURES 183–187 ). Parietovaginal gland present, seventh sternite with small punctures centrally ( Fig. 187 View FIGURES 183–187 ). Male: Unfortunately, the sole male I have was lost before drawing. I can only say that it was a macropterous specimen and its left paramere was divisa - type, straight.

Distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay. Its appearance in the collections from Brazil and Peru are new distributional records ( Fig. 37 View FIGURE 37 ).

Material examined: ARGENTINA: ♀ Buenos Aires, Punta Lara , X-1974, Carpintero. MACN ; 3 ♀ Formosa (new distributional record in Argentina), Ea. La Marcela , 35 km E El Colorado, X-2007, (at light), (slide-mounted), P. Dellapé. MACN ; 2 ♀ Jujuy, Calilegua , 29-VIII-1927. MACN ; 3 ♀ Misiones, P. N. Iguazú , XII-1979, Carpintero coll. MACN ; 5 ♀ Salta, Oran, Abra Grande , 10-I/ 1-III-1967, R. Golbach. IMLI ; BOLIVIA: 2 ♀ Tarija, Bermejo , 19/ 28-II-1969, col. R. Golbach. IMLI ; ♀ Santa Cruz, El Cidral, 1/ 28-I-1962, col. R. Golbach. IMLI ; BRAZIL: ♀ Nova Teutonia. BMNH ; PARAGUAY: 3 ♀ Carumbé, Dto. San Pedro, I-1971, col. R. Golbach. IMLI ; ♀ same locality, I-1966, Golbach. MACN ; 3 ♀ Asunción, II-1974, col. R. Golbach. IMLI ; PERU: ♀ Cusco, Nuevo Mundo, Base Pluspetrol , II-2004, (at light), J. Williams, 73º08’30’’W – 11º33’02’’S. MACN GoogleMaps .

Discussion: Althoughit is not yet possible to illustrate male genitalia of this species, it is possible to say E. testacea differs from the other species by its combination of characters and measurements. It is also very interesting to mention that this species appears common at light, although only females were collected. Author saw only one macropterous male, that means the absence of males in samples is not due to brachyptery, as might be supposed, but probably because of the season in which collecting was carried out.


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Eusolenophora testacea Poppius, 1909

Carpintero, Diego Leonardo 2014

Eusolenophora testacea

Poppius, B. R. 1909: 25
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