Loxa virescens Amyot & Serville, 1843,

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: 499-500

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/13.5.479

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4606393

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F87AE-FD67-FFD6-8463-F97DFE626CA5

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Loxa virescens Amyot & Serville, 1843
status

 

Loxa virescens Amyot & Serville, 1843  ( Fig. 41View Figure 38–44)

Distribution. Argentina ( Grazia and Schwertner 2008); Southern Mexico to southern Brazil and Uruguay ( Eger 1978).

Material examined. 1♀, 20-IX-2008, Van Somer trap, Zamudio, Colleselli & Gómez de Olivera colls., PNI0737 (MLP);  4♂ 7♀, 29-X-2012, light trap, PNI0738- 48 (MLP);  1♂ 1♀, 30-X-2012, light trap, PNI0749-50 (MLP);  5♀, 1-XI-2012, light trap, PNI0751-5 (MLP); 6♀, 2-XI-2012, light trap, PNI0756-61 (MLP);  2♀, 7-XII-2013, light trap, P.M. Dellapé coll., PNI0762-3 (MLP);  1♂ 1♀, 8-XII-2013, light trap, G. Dellapé coll., PNI0764-5 (MLP);  2♀, 10-XII-2013, light trap, P.M. & G. Dellapé colls., PNI0766-7 (MLP);  1♂ 2♀, 12-XII- 2013, light trap, P.M. & G. Dellapé colls., PNI0768-70 (MLP). 

Remarks. First record for Misiones province.

This species can be distinguished from the other spe- cies of the genus by the pronotum transverse fascia of rugae between humeri in the pronotum; corium with a discoidal pale spot; and the scape and pedicel with a fine piceus line. In males, the posterior dorsal side of proctiger presents a pair of distinct spines, and the dorsolateral parameral processes projecting laterad, not at all curving mesad. In females the length of first gonocoxae from base at meson to posterior apex is greater than 1.7 mm; and the length of the second gonocoxae at meson is greater than 1.0 mm ( Eger 1978).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pentatomidae

Genus

Loxa