Ommatides tridentis, Hoey-Chamberlain & Weirauch, 2019

Hoey-Chamberlain, Rochelle & Weirauch, Christiane, 2019, Taxonomic revision of the New World big-eyed minute litter bug genus Ommatides Uhler (Hemiptera: Schizopteridae), Zootaxa 4585 (1), pp. 73-99 : 89-90

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4585.1.5

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scientific name

Ommatides tridentis
status

sp. nov.

Ommatides tridentis sp. nov.

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Material. Type material. Holotype, GoogleMaps male slide-mounted in Canada   GoogleMaps balsam, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Trinidad   GoogleMaps : Saint George Co.: Tacarigua   GoogleMaps , Mt. St. Benedict, 10.6669°N 61.3811°W, 379m, 17 Jul 2013 – 18 Jul 2013, J.

Heraty, A. Baker, (ED_1541) (UCR_ENT 00082287) (UCR); Paratype: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Trinidad: Saint George Co.: Tacarigua, Mt. St. Benedict, 10.6669°N 61.3811°W, 379m, 18 Jul 2013 – 19 Jul 2013, C. Weirauch, 1 female slide-mounted in Canada balsam (ED_2643) (UCR_ENT 00088667) (UCR). COLOMBIA: Magdalena: PNN Tayrona Zaino, 11.33333°N 74.03333°W, 198m, 50 m, 0 4 Dec 2000 – 15 Dec 2000, R. Henriquez, 1 female slide-mounted in Canada balsam (ED_819) (UCR_ENT 00077426) (IAvH).

Diagnosis. Recognized among species of Ommatides by males macropterous with long membrane reaching well past abdomen and females macropterous with small membrane not quite reaching past abdomen; the males with dorsal lobes of expanded 1st labial segment extremely enlarged and with many short, stout setae (~26 short and black, ~12 longer and brown); 4th labial segment with pairs of proximal and distal processes, proximal pair with bifid apex, with proximal branch straight and distal branch curved, and distal pair small and slightly tapered; 3rd labial segment reduced to small sclerite on dorsal surface of labium; males with spiracle 8 set upon membranous tubercle of tergum 8 process. Most similar to O. duodentis sp. nov. and O. ornatus in having elaborate armature on labial segment 4, but distinguished by proximal processes of 4th labial segment strongly curved, apices pointing proximad.

Description. Male: macropterous with large membrane reaching well past abdomen; total length: 2.03 mm; body length: 1.68mm; body elongate ovoid. COLORATION: wings light to dark brown, with light stripe between costa and clavus; pronotum and scutellum black; head, ventral surface of thorax, and abdomen dark brown; 1st and 2nd labial segments yellow; 3rd labial segment tan; tip of 4th labial segment black; legs yellow with brown patches on coxae and tarsi ( Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 , 2 View FIGURE 2 ). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: lobes of dorsally expanded bilobed 1st labial segment with many short, stout setae (26(short black)/ 12 (longer brown- on backside of inner surface); forefemur anteriorly with row of 5 spicules; 2nd tarsomere of hind leg with 2 stout setae anteroventrally. STRUCTURE. HEAD: disc declivous; 1st labial segment extremely expanded dorsally ( Figs 2 View FIGURE 2 , 3 View FIGURE 3 , 5 View FIGURE 5 ); 3rd labial segment represented by small dorsal sclerite; 2 pairs of processes on 4th labial segment with pairs of proximal and distal, proximal pair curved and with bifid apex, with proximal branch straight and distal branch curved; distal pair of processes short. THORAX: ratio of pronotal collar length to pronotum length 0.21; collar depressed below rest of pronotum ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ); posterolateral margin of pronotum narrowly and shallowly concave; postnotum rounded; ratio of height to length of forefemur 0.26; tarsal formula 3-3-3; ratio of length of hind tibia to width of pronotum 1.03; venation of macropterous forewing as in Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 ; tc very flattened pentagonal; dc forming long rectangle; An1 meets Cu. ABDOMEN AND GENITALIA: as in genus description ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 AB), with spiracle 8 set upon membranous tubercle of tergum 8 process ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 ).

Female: macropterous with small membrane not quite reaching past abdomen; total length: 1.49–1.97 mm; body length: 1.42–1.94 mm; body elongate ovoid. COLORATION: wings light to dark brown, with light stripe between costa and clavus; pronotum and scutellum black; head and body brown; labial segments yellow, except tip of 4th segments black; legs yellow with brown patches on coxae and tarsi ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: labium as in generic description; forefemur without anterior spicules; 2nd tarsomere of hind leg with 2 stout setae anteroventrally. STRUCTURE. HEAD: as in generic description. THORAX: ratio of pronotal collar length to pronotum length 0.17–0.23; collar depressed below rest of pronotum ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ); posterolateral margin of pronotum narrowly and shallowly concave; postnotum rounded (almost bilobed); ratio of height to length of forefemur 0.23– 0.24; tarsal formula 2-2-3; ratio of length of hind tibia to width of pronotum 1.04–1.37; venation of macropterous forewing as in male, except membrane is much reduced. ABDOMEN AND GENITALIA: as in genus description ( Fig. 9 C,D View FIGURE 9 ), except gonoplacs with large lobes slightly pointed on inner edges.

Discussion. The female specimen from Colombia is associated with this species due to its close similarity to the only other female specimen of this species, including large gonoplacs with slightly pointed inner edges.

Etymology. After Latin noun “dens, dentis” meaning tooth and the prefix “tri-“ from Latin “tres” meaning three. Named for the tripartite appearance of the tip of the labium in lateral view ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 ), due to the heavily sclerotized tip of the labium and the bifurcated proximal and and unbifurcated distal processes.

Distribution. Known from the Northern Range in Trinidad, where specimens were collected at the intersection between rainforest and grassland, and from the Caribbean coast in Colombia.

Macrohabitat and Collecting method: Tropical rainforest edge; Yellow Pan Trap.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Schizopteridae

Genus

Ommatides