Castolus multicinctus Stål, 1872

Forero, Dimitri & Mejía-Soto, Andrés, 2021, A striking sexually dimorphic new species of Castolus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera Reduviidae) from Colombia, with new records from Neotropical countries and taxonomic notes on the genus, Zootaxa 5048 (4), pp. 538-560: 554

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5048.4.4

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5556776

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scientific name

Castolus multicinctus Stål, 1872
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Castolus multicinctus Stål, 1872  

( Fig. 9C View FIGURE 9 , 10A View FIGURE 10 )

Remarks. This species was only known from “ Nova Granada, Bogota ” ( Stål 1872), a political division that encompassed mostly what is nowadays Colombia and Panama. This is the first time that an exact locality is given for this species. Unlike other Reduviidae   specimens similarly labelled as “Bogotá” that might be actually from lowland areas (e.g., Forero 2006), the examined specimen and photograph of the syntype ( Holston 2019) indicate that C. multicinctus   is found in the high Andes, and only known from the Bogotá plateau. Castolus multicintus   might be confused with species of Rhynocoris   due to its external resemblance, but Rhynocoris   do not occur in South America. Maldonado (1976) redescribed this species based on a single female syntype specimen. Label data of the examined specimen indicate that it was on a “fique”, probably a Furcraea   ( Asparagaceae   ), preying on a caterpillar. Males of this species are so far unknown.

Distribution. Originally described from “ Nova Granada ” ( Stål 1872), and here recorded from two localities nearby Bogotá, on the high Andes in Colombia ( Fig. 10A View FIGURE 10 ).

Material examined: SYNTYPE: [ COLOMBIA] • 1 ♀; “ Bogota ” / NHRS-GULI000000499 ( NHRS). https:// www.gbif.org/occurrence/1146459445  

OTHER EXAMINED MATERIAL: COLOMBIA — Cundinamarca • 1 ♀: El Rosal ; [04.8622°N, 74.2641°W]; 2750m; 29 Sep 2002; E. Florez leg.; sobre hoja de agave (fique), depredando sobre oruga, cerca a termal GoogleMaps   ; ICN 044922 View Materials ( ICN)   .

(iNaturalist observation): COLOMBIA — Cundinamarca • 1 ♀: Facatativá ; 04.8508°N, 74.3471°W; 1 Jul 2020; N. Baresch leg.; bajo tablas; https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/51623700 GoogleMaps   .

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

ICN

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Castolus