Peltidocylapus simplex, Wolski, 2021

Wolski, Andrzej, 2021, Revised classification of the New World Cylapini (Heteroptera: Miridae: Cylapinae): taxonomic review of the genera Cylapinus, Cylapoides and Peltidocylapus and a morphology-based phylogenetic analysis of tribe Cylapini, Zootaxa 5074 (1), pp. 1-66 : 55

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5074.1.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5784470

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scientific name

Peltidocylapus simplex
status

new species

Peltidocylapus simplex new species

( Figs 6c View FIGURE 6 , 8h View FIGURE 8 , 14l–q View FIGURE 14 , 19d, e, f View FIGURE 19 )

Diagnosis. Recognized by following set of features: dorsum dark brown-black ( Fig. 6c View FIGURE 6 ); antennal segment II dark brown, tinged with dark yellow basally and with white annulation on apex that is much narrower than half of interocular distance ( Fig. 6c View FIGURE 6 ); posterior lobe with strongly developed swelling medially ( Fig. 6c View FIGURE 6 ); scutellum covered with long, erect setae, with strongly convex, longitudinal swelling medially ( Fig. 6c View FIGURE 6 ); endosoma membranous, with large sclerotized, serrate lobe beneath sclerotized distal portion of ductus seminis (dss) ( Figs 14l–n View FIGURE 14 ); dss broad and long, caliciform, with broad, weakly sclerotized, transparent portion dorsally (Fig; 14l); sclerotized plate on base of dss rather small, elliptical (Fig; 14l); left paramere apical process without any outgrowth ( Figs. 14o, p View FIGURE 14 ); bursa copulatrix sclerotized rings large ( Fig. 19d, e View FIGURE 19 ); ventral labiate plate with broad, irregularly shaped sclerotization.

Description. Male. COLORATION ( Fig. 6c View FIGURE 6 ). Dorsum dark brownish black. Head. Fuscous tinged with dark yellow; antennal segment I dark stramineous; segment II dark brown, tinged with dark yellow basally and with white annulation on apex that is much narrower than half of interocular distance; segments III and IV dark brown; labium varying from fuscous dark yellow, tinged with red to entirely black. Thorax. Pronotum. Varying from dark brown to black. Mesoscutum and scutellum. Mesoscutum varying from dark castaneous to black; scutellum varying from dark brown castaneous with two large dark yellow patches each situated baso-laterally to entirely black, apex with small dark yellow spot. Thoracic pleura. Proepimeron and proepisternum dark brown to black; remaining pleura dark brown. Hemelytron. Dark brown; cuneus tinged with red basally; membrane dark grey. Legs. Procoxa dark castaneous to black; meso- and metacoxae varying from yellow to dark yellow tinged with dark brown basally; proleg dark brown with more or dark yellow annulation subapically. Abdomen. Varying from castaneous with yellow areas to entirely black. TEXTURE AND VESTITURE ( Fig. 6c View FIGURE 6 ). Thorax. Scutellum. Covered with long, erect setae. Hemelytron. Covered with dense, semi-recumbent and erect setae. STRUCTURE ( Fig. 6c View FIGURE 6 ). Thorax. Pronotum. Posterior lobe with strongly developed swelling medially. Scutellum. With strongly convex, broad longitudinal swelling medially. Abdomen. Genitalia. Endosoma membranous, with large sclerotized, serrate lobe beneath sclerotized distal portion of ductus seminis (dss) ( Figs 14l, m, n View FIGURE 14 ); dss broad and long, caliciform, with broad, weakly sclerotized, transparent portion dorsally ( Figs 14l, n View FIGURE 14 ); sclerotized plate on base of dss rather small, elliptical ( Fig. 14l View FIGURE 14 ); left paramere C-shaped, apical process without lateral outgrowth ( Figs 14o, p View FIGURE 14 ); right paramere sickle-shaped ( Fig. 14q View FIGURE 14 ).

Female. Like male in coloration, structure, texture, and vestiture. Genitalia. Bursa copulatrix trapezoidal ( Figs 19d, e View FIGURE 19 ); sclerotized rings large, kidney-shaped ( Figs 19d, e View FIGURE 19 ); ventral labiate plate with broad, irregularly shaped sclerotization.

Measurements. (♂ / ♀, * holotype measurements): Body. Length: 6.2*–6.3/7.0, width 2.0–2.2*/2.5. Head. Length: 0.55*/0.55, width: 1.2*/1.25, interocular distance 0.4*/0.5. Antenna. Length of segment I: 0.7*/0.7, II: 2.85–2.9*/3.05, III: 4.0*/4.1, IV: 2.45*/3.95. Labium. Length of segment I: 0.7*–0.62/0.94, II: 0.825*/1.0, III: 0.90*/0.97, IV: 0.35*/0.5. Pronotum. Length 1.0*–1.05/1.2, width of anterior margin: 1.05–1.1*/1.35, length of lateral margin: 0.95*–1.05/1.15, width of posterior margin: 2.15*–2.2/2.55.

Etymology. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin “simplex meaning simple and is used to denote the left paramere apical process without an outgrowth.

Biology. Unknown.

Distribution. Ecuador (Orellana).

Remarks. P. simplex is most like P. ecuadorensis by possessing long setae on the scutellum ( Fig. 11l View FIGURE 11 ). In can be easily distinguished by the left paramere apical process devoid of an outgrowth ( Figs 14o, p View FIGURE 14 ).

Type material. Holotype ♂: Ecuador: Orellana Yuturi Lodge, Rio Napo , 270 m, 032’54”S, 762’18’’W, 20 Mar 1999, R. Brooks, ECU 1B99 002, ex: fungus covered log; SM0156643 KUHM–ENT (KU); paratypes: ♀: the same data as in holotype except: 21 Mar 1999, ECU 1B99 014 ( KU); ♂: Ecuador: Orellana, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, 216 m, 0 37’55”S, 7608’39’’W, 21 Oct 1998, T.L. Erwin et al. collectors; insecticidal fogging of mostly bare green leaves, some with covering of lichenous or bryophytic plants, Lot 1989, Trans. T–9; ♂: Ecuador: Limoncocha 031’S, 7638’W, 31 Mar ’74, El. 300 m, H. P. Stockwell ( AMNH).

AMNH

USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History

KU

Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Peltidocylapus