Lasiocolpus elegans Reuter, 1884

Carpintero, Diego Leonardo, 2014, Western Hemisphere Lasiochilinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) with comments on some extralimital species and some considerations on suprageneric relationships, Zootaxa 3871 (1), pp. 1-87 : 66

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Lasiocolpus elegans Reuter, 1884


Lasiocolpus elegans Reuter, 1884

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Lasiocolpus elegans Reuter, 1884: 28 .

Diagnosis: Characterised by very pale coloration of corion, pilosity of the hemelytra and short, thick cuneus.

Redescription: Measurements, see Table VII. Male: Dorsal view: Body oblong. General coloration dark brown; corion brownish-yellow, except on preapical stripe; base of cuneus, apex of clavum and antennae dark. Pilosity long, erect, disperse. Head: Smooth, shiny. Eyes broad, small; ocelli large, interocular space wider than width of one eye; anteocular region longer than eye length ( Fig. 255 View FIGURES 255–261 ). Second antennal segment, slightly thickened towards apex; antennal segments: (I:II:III:IV) 1: 3.7: 2.7: 2.6. Labial segment II, almost reaching midcoxae. Thorax: Pronotum laterally sinuate with a well-defined carina on apical half; posterior margin slightly concave; collar broad, smooth, shiny; calli protuberant and shiny; posterior lobe sparse and strongly punctured ( Fig. 256 View FIGURES 255–261 ). Hemelytral sides sinuate, almost reaching apex of abdomen; cuneus basally wider than long; membrane from tip of cuneus longer than length of cuneus ( Fig. 259 View FIGURES 255–261 ). Ventrally dark brown; two first segments of abdomen lighter. Pilosity long, not very dense, adpressed. Foretibiae armed with row of sparse short spiniform teeth on apical 2/3 ( Fig. 257 View FIGURES 255–261 ); forefemora a little widened than the other ones, unarmed; pads underdeveloped; midtibiae without ventral row of teeth; all tibiae covered by fine, long pilosity. Metasternum apically narrow and medially sulcate ( Fig. 258 View FIGURES 255–261 ). Abdomen: Hairs on dorsal surface present only on outer margins; ventrally sparse, short on three first urosternites and longer on the remainder; sixth abdominal segment with grouping of copulatory teeth, slightly acute on apical left margin ( Fig. 260 View FIGURES 255–261 ). Genitalia: Left paramere short, with outer margin sinuate and internal margin straight ( Fig. 261 View FIGURES 255–261 ). Female: Similar to male in coloration and measurements. Antennal segments (I:II:III:IV) 1: 3.7: 2.7: 2.6.

Distribution: Colombia, Bolivia. The species has also been newly recorded from Peru. ( Fig. 240 View FIGURE 240 ).

Material examined: Holotype: ♀, COLOMBIA, Thieme, Typus, Lasiocolpus elegans Reuter, Mus. Zool. Helsingfors, Spec. Typ. # 10368. MZHF; GoogleMaps PERU: ♂, Cusco, San Martín 2, Base Pluspetrol, II-06, J. Williams. 72º46’53’’W – 11º46’17’’S, Malaise trap (Slide-mounted). MACN; GoogleMaps BOLIVIA: ♀, El Palmar, Chapare, Cochabamba, 1000 m., 10/ 18-X-1958, Monrós y Wygodzinsky. MACN. GoogleMaps

Discussion: This is one of the two species for which Reuter erected this genus. He described it on the basis of a single female. It differs from the remainder species of the genus by the shape of the left paramere (short with outer margin sinuate and internal margin straight), by coloration of hemelytra and long pilosity.


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Lasiocolpus elegans Reuter, 1884

Carpintero, Diego Leonardo 2014

Lasiocolpus elegans

Reuter, O. M. 1884: 28