Cryphocricos rufus De Carlo, 1940

Sites, Robert W., 2021, A review of Cryphocricos Signoret, 1850 (Naucoridae: Cryphocricinae) with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 4958 (1), pp. 72-94 : 84-85

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

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4720943

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scientific name

Cryphocricos rufus De Carlo
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Cryphocricos rufus De Carlo  

( Figs. 24–25 View FIGURES 24–25 )

Cryphocricus rufus De Carlo 1940   : Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argentina 11:428–430 (misspelling of genus).

Type repository: Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (Buenos Aires, Argentina)   .

Type locality: Brazil: Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Itatiaia   .

Discussion: The holotype has intact forelegs but is missing all other tarsi and right hindleg distal to the femur ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 24–25 ). The female allotype has intact forelegs and left hindleg ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 24–25 ), but the middle legs are complete only through the tibiae and the right hindleg through the femur ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 21–23 ). Glue to hold the allotype to the pin has obscured the view of the pterothoracic ventral midline, leg bases, and the left side of the metasternum through abdominal sternum IV.

Diagnosis: This species differs from C. peruvianus   by the reddish-brown color, smaller size, laterally rounded hemelytra, and deep concavity in the anterior margin of the pronotum ( De Carlo 1940). In the key to brachypterous specimens, Usinger (1947) distinguished C. rufus   from C. daguerrei   by the evenly curved lateral margin of the abdomen, from C. barozzii   and C. peruvianus   by the rounded apical and lateral margins of the hemelytra, and from C. breddini   by the body more than half as wide as long. The posterior margin of the subgenital plate of the allotype is broadly concave with rounded posterolateral corners ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 24–25 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Naucoridae

Genus

Cryphocricos

Loc

Cryphocricos rufus De Carlo

Sites, Robert W. 2021
2021
Loc

Cryphocricus rufus

De Carlo 1940
1940