Cylapus Say, 1832

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 : 28-31

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Cylapus Say, 1832


Cylapus Say, 1832

Diagnosis. In addition to the characters provided by Wolski (2017), this genus can be easily distinguished from other members of the Cylapus complex by the following features of the female genitalia presented below.

Female genitalia. Bursa copulatrix trapezoidal ( Figs 16a, d, g View FIGURE 16 , 17a, j View FIGURE 17 ), rarely semicircular (17c, g); sclerotized rings usually unpaired or rarely paired, narrow, embracing anterior and lateral margins of bursa copulatrix ( Figs 16a, d, g View FIGURE 16 , 17a, d, h, k View FIGURE 17 ); dorsal sac sclerotized, with a more or less developed, transverse sclerotization connecting posterior portion(s) of sclerotized ring(s) ( Figs 16a, b, d, e, g, h View FIGURE 16 , 17a, f, h, k View FIGURE 17 ); ventral labiate plate broad, with stripe-like sclerotization ( Figs 16c, f, i View FIGURE 16 , 17e, i, m View FIGURE 17 ); posterior wall of bursa copulatrix membranous ( Fig. 19g View FIGURE 19 ).

Remarks. The results of the present phylogenetic analyses fully corroborate my previous observation ( Wolski 2017) that the genus Cylapocerus Carvalho & Fontes should be treated as a synonym of Cylapus . The most distinctive features allowing for distinguishing Cylapus from other members of the Cylapus complex are: the metathoracic ostiolar canal strongly raised above the evaporative areas, the ostiolar peritreme arcuate and sharply pointed ( Fig. 10c View FIGURE 10 ), tarsomere I as long as or weakly longer than II and III combined ( Fig. 10i View FIGURE 10 ), the endosoma usually with at least four sclerites ( Wolski 2017: figs 66, 71, 80, 85, 97, 102, 110, 135, 140); the bursa copulatrix trapezoidal, rarely semicircular; the sclerotized rings thin, embracing the bursa copulatrix, the posterior edge (sac) of bursa copulatrix strongly sclerotized and with more or less developed transverse sclerite connecting posterior portions of sclerotized rings; vlp with a narrow, stripe-like sclerotization ( Figs 16 View FIGURE 16 , 17 View FIGURE 17 ).

Citation for the genus and treated species were given by Carvalho (1957), Schuh (2002 –2013), Gorczyca (2006a), and Wolski (2017).