Neolygus bui Lu & Zheng

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Duwal, Ram Keshari & Schwartz, Michael D., 2012, First record and a new species of Neolygus Knight (Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae) from Nepal, with a checklist of Old World species of Neolygus, Zootaxa 3413, pp. 44-54: 45-46

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.281922

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Neolygus bui Lu & Zheng
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Neolygus bui Lu & Zheng  

( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 A −C, Figs. 2−4 View FIGURE 2 View FIGURE 3 View FIGURE 4 )

Neolygus bui Lu & Zheng, 2004: 387   , 739 (n. sp.).

Diagnosis. Readily recognized by the comparatively small size; yellowish-brown to pale castaneous basic coloration; dark mid-ventral stripe on antennal segment I ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 ); variable dark maculae or stripes on mesoscutum, scutellum, corium and clavus ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 A –C); always darkened apex of cuneus; widely darkened apical half of metafemur (its darkened part often reducing to ring-like bands in Ƥ as in Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 C); and widely castaneous abdomen. The dorsal surface is more or less tinged with olive when alive. Male genitalia ( Figs. 3 View FIGURE 3 , 4 View FIGURE 4 ): Left paramere sensory lobe expanded apically, with a conical protuberance; right paramere with hooked, sharply pointed hypophysis ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 ). Endosoma with C-shaped spiculum and narrow ventral sclerite ( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 ). Female genitalia: Not examined; most available female specimens are teneral.

Measurements. 3 / Ƥ: Total body length 4.2–5.4 / 4.3–4.9; head width across eyes 0.88–1.12 / 0.94–0.95; vertex width 0.22–0.29 / 0.32–0.35; lengths of antennal segments I –IV 0.43–0.48, 1.44–1.68, 0.70–0.86, 0.51–0.55 / 0.42–0.46, 1.36–1.41, 0.70–0.76, 0.51–0.53; labial length 1.46–1.52 / 1.50–1.52; basal pronotal width 1.44–1.71 / 1.66–1.70; width across hemelytra 1.67 –2.00/ 1.88–1.98; lengths of metafemur, tibia, and tarsus 1.52–1.71, 2.28–2.53, 0.57–0.63 / 1.61–1.64, 2.28–2.40, 0.53–0.57.

Distribution. China (Shaanxi and Sichuan Provinces.), N. India, Nepal (from subboreal deciduous forests to warm temperate zone), Taiwan.

Biology. Collected mainly from inflorescences of Citrus   sp. ( Rutaceae   ), Quercus   spp. ( Fagaceae   ), and some unidentified broadleaves; however, immature forms are yet to be confirmed from these plants. The adults are occasionally attracted to light. A bivoltine life cycle is assumed for this mirid.

Specimens examined. CHINA: Shaanxi Prov.: holotype 3, Ningshan Country, 1,600m, 16 Aug 1994, W. Bu (Nankai University, Tianjing, China) [image examined]. NEPAL: Kathmandu Valley: 13, Samakhusi, Gongabu, 27 ˚ 43 ' 59 "N, 85 ˚ 18 ’ 49 ”E, 1,300 m, light trap, 30 May 2005, T. Yasunaga (00379482) ( TYCN); 13, Kirtipur, Horticulture Center Experimental Farm, 27 ° 40 ' 22 "N, 85 ° 17 ' 11 "E, 1,300 m, on Citrus   flowers, 27 Mar 2006, T. Yasunaga (00379483) ( TYCN); 2 Ƥ, Mt. Nagarjun 1,600–1,800 m, 27 ° 44 'N, 85 ° 16 'E, on Quercus   sp., 16 May 2005, T. Yasunaga (00379484, 003794835) ( TYCN). Kasuki Dist.: 231 Ƥ, Phedi, Ghatte Kola (River), 28 ° 17 'N, 83 ° 52 'E, 1,450 m, 9 Mar 2007, T. Yasunaga & R. Duwal (00379486-00379488) ( TYCN). Parbat Dist.: 13, Kiumrung- Ghandrung, 1,800–2,100 m, 22 Oct 1981, M. Tomokuni (00379489) ( NSMT). Rasuwa Dist.: 13, Langtang Himal, Rimche-Rama Hotel, 28 ° 10 'N, 85 ° 26 'E, 2,340–2,500 m, on flowers of Quercus semecaprifolia   , 3 Jun 2006, T. Yasunaga (00379490) ( TYCN). NE INDIA: Darjeeling Dist.: 1 Ƥ, Singalila Dara, Manibhanjang, 2,100–2,300 m, 7 Nov 1981, M. Tomokuni (00379491) ( NSMT).

NSMT

National Science Museum (Natural History)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Neolygus

Loc

Neolygus bui Lu & Zheng

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Duwal, Ram Keshari & Schwartz, Michael D. 2012
2012
Loc

Neolygus bui

Lu 2004: 387
2004