Sejanus funereus Distant

Menard, Katrina L. & Schuh, Randall T., 2011, Revision Of Leucophoropterini: Diagnoses, Key To Genera, Redescription Of The Australian Fauna, And Descriptions Of New Indo-Pacific Genera And Species (Insecta: Hemiptera: Miridae), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2011 (361), pp. 1-159: 135

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scientific name

Sejanus funereus Distant
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Sejanus funereus Distant  

Sejanus funereus Distant, 1910: 21   (n. sp.); Carvalho, 1958: 141 (cat.); Schuh, 1984: 170, figs. 552, 564–566 (diag., DV, MG).

DIAGNOSIS: Recognized by its relatively small size and ovoid shape, overall castaneous coloration with two confluent white spots on anterior margin of cuneus, yellow antennal segment 1, proximal M to K of segment 2, apices of all femora, all tibiae and tarsi, and apex of endosoma with two lateral thickenings and no visible secondary gonopore.

DESCRIPTION: See Distant (1910) and Schuh (1984).

HOSTS: Verbenaceae   and Anacardiaceae   .

DISTRIBUTION: South India, Sri Lanka.

DISCUSSION: This is the type species of Sejanus   , and although the external morphology of most Indo-Pacific, Oriental, and Palearctic Sejanus species   is nearly identical, other species differ from S. funereus   in the shape of the apex of the endosoma and parameres. Sejanus funereus   has one of the most simplified forms of the endosoma, a simple C-shaped tube with no visible secondary gonopore, whereas most species have the secondary gonopore visible and have various elaborations on the morphology of the apex (e.g., S. ecnomiscos   ).

HOLOTYPE: SRI LANKA: Ceylon, E.E. Green   , Holotype, 18 (00085515) ( BMNH) [not examined]   .

SPECIMENS EXAMINED: INDIA: Tamil

Nadu: Anamalai Hills, Cinchona, 10.06666 ° N 76.91666 ° E, 1067 m, Apr 1956, P.S. Nathan, 18 (00095337) (AMNH). SRI LANKA: Central Prov.: Elkaduwa, Hunas Falls Hotel, 7.40194 ° N 80.68972 ° E, 747 m, 28 Mar 1999, T.J. Henry & A. Wijisekara, Lantana camara   ( Verbenaceae   ), 1♀ (00301019) (USNM). Sri Lankan Agric. Res. Sta. Sita Eliya (3 km SE of Nuwara Eliya), 22 Mar 1999, T.J. Henry & A. Wijisekara, Mangifera indica   ( Anacardiaceae   ), 1♀ (00271661) (USNM). Southern Province: Kanneliya, 6.22579 ° N 80.38323 ° E, 61 m, 15 Oct 1976 – 17 Oct 1976, G.F. Hevel, R.E. Dietz, S. Karunaratne, D.W. Balasooriya, 18 (00271664) (USNM).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Sejanus

Loc

Sejanus funereus Distant

Menard, Katrina L. & Schuh, Randall T. 2011
2011
Loc

Sejanus funereus

Schuh, R. T. 1984: 170
Carvalho, J. C. M. 1958: 141
Distant, W. L. 1910: 21
1910