Amapacylapus englemani Carvalho, 1991

Wolski, Andrzej, 2017, Taxonomic review of the plant bug genera Amapacylapus and Cylapus with descriptions of two new species and a key to the genera of Cylapini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (Acta. Ent. Mus. Natl. Pragae) 57 (2), pp. 399-455 : 413-414

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Amapacylapus englemani Carvalho, 1991


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Amapacylapus englemani Carvalho, 1991: 478 View in CoL , Fig. 2 (new species, by mistake as Ampacylapus panamensis );

CARVALHO & FROESCHNER (1994): 485 (list); FROESCHNER (1999) (catalog of Panamanian fauna); SCHUH (1995):

19 (catalog); SCHUH (2013) (catalog); GORCZYCA (2006b): 13 (catalog).

Type material examined. PANAMA: PANAMÁ: HOLOTYPE: ♀, “ Fort Sherman , CS (Canal Zone, Panamá), 9º 20’ N, 79º58’W, 2.VII.74, col. D. Engleman ” ( USNM) ( Fig. 3). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. Recognized by the hemelytral yellow pattern fully developed, composed of the longitudinal patches ( Figs 3, 24 View Figs 23–26 ).

Most similar to A. amapariensis in having more than five yellow patches on corium ( Figs 23, 24 View Figs 23–26 ) and pronotum with yellow, irregular, longitudinal stripes laterally and medially ( Figs 1–3). It can, however, be distinguished by the more broadly developed, longitudinal patches on hemelytron (round in A. amapariensis ) ( Figs 1–4, 23–25 View Figs 23–26 ) and the presence of the yellow patch on inner apical angle of exocorium situated near clavus (p7). With A. unicolor it shares similar, broad and longitudinal hemelytral patches ( Figs 3, 5, 24, 26 View Figs 23–26 ) but can be easily distinguished by the coloration of pronotum and fully developed pattern of hemelytron ( Figs 3, 5, 24, 26 View Figs 23–26 ).

Redescription. Female. Coloration ( Figs 3, 24 View Figs 23–26 ). Head yellow with large black areas; vertex yellow, weakly tinged with brown; frons mostly dark brown; clypeus mostly yellow, brownish apically; mandibular and maxillary plates yellowish brown; antennal segment I yellow with two brownish annulations, one situated basally, other apically; segment II mostly brown with whitish annulation subapically, blackish at apical one fifth; segments III and IV brown; labium yellow brown. Thorax. Pronotum dark brown with irregular, longitudinal patches laterally and medially. Mesoscutum and scutellum. Mesoscutum dark brown; scutellum with ground coloration dark brown with four large yellow patches: two situated basolaterally, one, longitudinal, situated medially, and one situated apically. Thoracic pleura dark brown yellow; metathoracic scent gland evaporative area whitish. Hemelytron yellow pattern fully developed with broad and elongate patches. Legs. Coxae castaneous with yellowish annulations: near base and apically; femora and tibiae dark brown with broad yellow annulations; tarsi brown. Abdomen mostly whitish with dark brown and brown areas.

Male. Unknown.

Measurements (in mm). ♀ (holotype, based on CARVALHO 1991). Body. Length: 5.80, width 2.40. Head. Length: 0.60, width: 2.00, vertex 0.56. Antenna. Length of segment I: 0.60, II: 2.00, III: 1.90, IV: 1.90. Pronotum. Length: 0.80, basal width 2.20.

Biology. Unknown.

Distribution. Panama (Colón) ( CARVALHO 1991).


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Amapacylapus englemani Carvalho, 1991

Wolski, Andrzej 2017

Amapacylapus englemani

CARVALHO J. C. M. 1991: 478
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