Zelus lewisi Zhang & Hart, 2016

Gil-Santana, Hélcio R., 2019, New records, taxonomic notes, and the description of a new species of Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Ecuador, Zootaxa 4613 (3), pp. 502-520: 517

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4613.3.5

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511359

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scientific name

Zelus lewisi Zhang & Hart, 2016
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Zelus lewisi Zhang & Hart, 2016  

( Figs. 36–37 View FIGURES 32–37 )

Zelus lewisi Zhang & Hart   (in Zhang et al. 2016: 177 View Cited Treatment –179, 180–181, 341, 344) (description, Figs. 121, a–f, 122–123, key to males, key to females).

Zelus lewisi Zhang & Hart, 2016   was recently described from Central America ( Costa Rica and Panama) ( Zhang et al. 2016). Diagnostic characters of this species (Zhang & Hart in Zhang et al. 2016) include: a “large and slender body and the posterior pronotal lobe bearing a pair of tubercles. (…) Females [are] yellowish or reddish with black spots and markings.” Among other characteristics of the female, its total length was recorded as being 22.52–24.06 mm (22–25 mm, in their key for separating the species of Zelus   ) [length of body from clypeus to apex of hemelytron] (Zhang & Hart in Zhang et al. 2016). The female examined here ( Figs. 36–37 View FIGURES 32–37 ) has a total length of 22.1 mm (from clypeus to apex of hemelytron, similarly as recorded by Zhang et al. 2016), a general yellowish coloration, with several black spots and markings and a pair of tubercles on the posterior pronotal lobe ( Figs. 36–37 View FIGURES 32–37 ), matching the diagnosis of this species (Zhang & Hart in Zhang et al. 2016).

The species is recorded for the first time from Ecuador.

Specimen examined. ECUADOR, Esmeraldas, GoogleMaps   Tundaloma Lodge, near Calderón   GoogleMaps , 01.18277° N, 078.75259° W (01°10’57” N 78°45’09” W), 55 m. a.s.l., 8–9.ii.2014, A. Kury & A. Giupponi leg., 1 female.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Zelus

Loc

Zelus lewisi Zhang & Hart, 2016

Gil-Santana, Hélcio R. 2019
2019