Jornandes lynnae, Schaffner & Schwartz, 2008

Schaffner, JC & Schwartz, MD, 2008, Revision Of The Mexican Genera Ficinus Distant And Jornandes Distant With The Description Of 21 New Species (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Orthotylini), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2008 (309), pp. 1-87: 52-54

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Jornandes lynnae

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Jornandes lynnae   , new species Figures 3, 10E, 24

HOLOTYPE: 3, MEXICO: Oaxaca: 2.1 mi NW of Totolapan [16.68826 ° N 96.32254 ° W], July 11–17, 1981, Bogar, Schaffner, Friedlander, Taken on Recchia mexicana Moc.   & Sesse´, det. Oswaldo Tellez [19]’90 ( AMNH _ PBI 00184924 View Materials ). Deposited in the collection of the Instituto de Biología , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City, D.F. GoogleMaps  

DIAGNOSIS: Recognized by brownishorange coloration of body, abdomen sometimes darker, antennal segment II fuscous at apex, cuneus pale reddish brown, legs sometimes brownish yellow to brownish orange (fig. 3); vertex clearly wider than length of antennal segment I; labium slightly surpassing procoxa; width of pronotum greater than length of antennal segment II; metepisternum dorsal to evaporative area of scent gland with microtrichia.

DESCRIPTION: Male: COLORATION: Head brownish orange, maxillary plate dark- er reddish brown; apex of clypeus fuscous; antennal segment I usually paler than general head color, apex fuscous, segment II dark fuscous, frequently with basal half slightly paler, remaining segments dark fuscous, labium brownish orange, apex fuscous. Pronotum brownish orange often with reddish areas along and below lateral margins. Mesoscutum and scutellum brownish orange, occasionally entire scutellum fuscous. Corium brownish orange, cuneus with a reddishbrown tint; corium sometimes with claval suture fuscous to dark fuscous, which may delimit an indistinct fuscous area; outer edge and apex of cuneus fuscous to dark fuscous; membrane fuscous, often with paler area along inner margin of cuneus. Legs yellowish to brownish orange, hind femur sometimes with pale fuscous spot apically. Meso- and metathorax shades of orange to reddish brown with evaporative area of scent gland usually fuscous basally. Underside brownish orange to fuscous. VESTITURE: Setae on head sparse, semierect about as long as diameter of antennal segment II; vestiture of antenna decumbent; pronotum, scutellum, and corium similar to head, but setae more evenly distributed; semierect setae on tibiae as long or longer than diameter of tibiae. Setae on underside of abdomen longer and denser than rest of body. GENITALIA (fig. 24): Genital segment with short, smooth-margined, mitten-shaped tergal process, medially placed to right of midline on dorsal margin of aperture; ventroposterior margin of capsule notched, subgenital plate asymmetrically placed near left paramere fossa, moderately wide distally, slightly projecting dorsal to aperture of capsule. Left paramere C-shaped in dorsal view; diameter gently expanded to wide mittenlike apex. Right paramere somewhat larger in size than in left paramere, elongate with quadrate sensory lobe, distal half of paramere with rounded apex and large, somewhat dorsally directed subapical process, with large pointed tubercle. Phallotheca elongate quadrate, as long as 2/3 of vesical spiculum; aperture sinuate, open narrowly from dorsal surface to narrow, more pointed, apex. Vesica moderately large; spiculum strongly sinuate, S-shaped, slightly thickened medially; recurved distal branch serrate, reaching to about one half of body of spiculum; crestlike flange ringing middle of recurved distal branch; base of spiculum, widely situated on dorsal surface of ductus seminis, with recurved, sinuate, flattened, truncate basal process.

Female: Antennal segment II pale with apex dark fuscous, otherwise coloration and vestiture same as for male.

MEASUREMENTS: Male (n 5 20; those of holotype given first followed in parenthe- ses by average and range): Length, 3.50 (3.37, 3.12–3.70); width, 1.64 (1.62, 1.50–1.70). Head length, 0.20 (0.20, 0.16–0.22); width, 0.92 (0.90, 0.82–0.94); vertex width, 0.36 (0.37, 0.34–0.38). Length of antennal segment I, 0.26 (0.26, 0.24–0.28); II, 1.10 (1.05, 0.90– 1.16); III, 0.74 (0.73, 0.58–0.82); IV, 0.36 (0.34, 0.30–0.40). Pronotal length, 0.66 (0.65, 0.60–0.68); width across base, 1.28 (1.27, 1.16–1.34). Cuneal length, 0.66 (0.63, 0.58– 0.68); width across base, 0.52 (0.51, 0.50– 0.54).

Female (n 5 20; average given first followed in parentheses by range): Length, 3.44 (3.24–3.70); width, 1.75 (1.62–1.90). Head length, 0.23 (0.18–0.26); width, 0.89 (0.86–0.94); vertex width, 0.42 (0.38–0.44). Length of antennal segment I, 0.25 (0.24– 0.26); II, 0.99 (0.86–1.10); III, 0.67 (0.54– 0.76); IV, 0.34 (0.28–0.42). Pronotal length, 0.68 (0.60–0.72); width across base, 1.31 (1.16–1.40). Cuneal length, 0.61 (0.56–0.66); width across base, 0.55 (0.52–0.58).

DISCUSSION: The brownish-orange coloration, often tinged with red, sets this attractive species apart from all others. The maxillary plate is slightly more fuscous, which, in conjunction with the darker clypeus, gives a color pattern of the head similar to that of J. cruralis   and other species. Most or all the second antennal segment of the male is dark fuscous, whereas the female has the segment pale abruptly grading to dark fuscous at the apex. Setae on the head, pronotum, and corium longer and more conspicuous than many species of the genus. Some specimens have retained sparse setae on the hemelytral membrane. The sculpturation on the hemelytra is easy to see.

HOST PLANT: Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sessé   ( Simaroubaceae   ).

ETYMOLOGY: Name to honor the first author’s daughter Lynn.

DISTRIBUTION: Known from three localities in south central Oaxaca (fig. 10E).

PARATYPES: MEXICO: Oaxaca: 10 mi E of Totolapan, 16.66661 ° N 96.1482 ° W, 1219 m, 20 Jul 1987, Kovarik and Schaffner, Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sesse   ( Simaroubaceae   ), 13 (AMNH_PBI 00185004) (AMNH). Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sesse   ( Simaroubaceae   ), 1♀ (AMNH_PBI 00119094) (CNC). Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sesse   (Simarouba-

ceae), 83 (AMNH_PBI 00185002–AMNH_ PBI 00185003, AMNH_PBI 00185005– AMNH_PBI 00185010), 17♀ (AMNH_PBI 00185011–AMNH_PBI 00185027) Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sesse   ( Simaroubaceae   ), 13 (AMNH_PBI 00119093) (TAMU). 11.3 mi SE of Totolapan, 16.69544 ° N 96.18353 ° W, 1009 m, 21 Jul 1974, Clark, Murray, Ashe, Schaffner, 13 (AMNH_PBI 00118195) (CNC). 2.1 mi NW of Totolapan, 16.68826 ° N 96.32254 ° W, 11 Jul 1981 – 17 Jul 1981, Bogar, Schaffner and Friedlander, Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sesse   ( Simaroubaceae   ), 1♀ (AMNH_PBI 00185031) (AMNH). Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sesse   (Simarouba-

ceae), 23 (AMNH_PBI 00094290, AMNH_ PBI 00184993), 1♀ (AMNH_PBI 00094291) (CNC). Recchia mexicana Moc. & Sesse   ( Simaroubaceae   ), 103 (AMNH_PBI 00184991– AMNH_PBI 00184992, AMNH_PBI 00184994– AMNH_PBI 00185001), 9♀ (AMNH_PBI 00185028–AMNH_PBI 00185030, AMNH_PBI 00185032–AMNH_PBI 00185037) (TAMU).


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