Loxa viridis (Palisot de Beuvois, 1805 ),

María C. Melo, Gimena Dellapé, Leonela Olivera, Pablo S. Varela, Sara I. Montemayor & Pablo M. Dellapé, 2017, Diversity of true bugs from Iguazú National Park, Argentina, Check List 13 (5), pp. 479-511: 500

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/13.5.479

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4606395

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F87AE-FD66-FFD6-87E6-FD13FEBA6B08

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Loxa viridis (Palisot de Beuvois, 1805 )
status

 

Loxa viridis (Palisot de Beuvois, 1805)  ( Fig. 42View Figure 38–44)

Distribution. Argentina: Buenos Aires (Carpintero and de Biase 2011); Southern USA to southern Brazil and Uruguay ( Eger 1978, Ruffinelli and Pirán 1959).

Material examined. 1♀, XI-1944, M. Birabén coll., PNI0771 (MLP);  1♂ 5♀, 29-X-2012, light trap, PNI072-7 (MLP);  1♀, 30-X-2012, light trap, PNI0778 (MLP);  1♀, 2-XI-2012, light trap, PNI0779 (MLP). 

Remarks. First record for Misiones province.

In this species the posterior margin of the corium is strongly sinuous, and the lateral angles are produced. In males the posterior dorsal side of the proctiger lack distinct spines, and the dorsolateral parameral processes from caudal view are inclined dorsad and rounded at the apex. In females the length of the first gonocoxae from base at meson to posterior apex is less than 1.5 mm, and the length of the second gonocoxae at meson less than 0.9 mm ( Eger 1978).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pentatomidae

Genus

Loxa