Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) serrata, Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane, 2016

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane, 2016, Scratching the surface? Taxonomic revision of the subgenus Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) reveals vast undocumented biodiversity in the largest litter bug genus Schizoptera Fieber (Hemiptera: Dipsocoromorpha), Zootaxa 4184 (2), pp. 255-284 : 279

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) serrata

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) serrata View in CoL , n. sp.

( Figs 3 View FIGURE 3 , 6 View FIGURE 6 M – W and 7)

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) by the flat head, the weakly asymmetrical subgenital plate, the blade-like anterior and serrated posterior bifurcation of the subgenital plate process, the serrated right conjunctival appendage, and the thin and serrated process of the right paramere.

Holotype: PANAMA: Colon: Rio Guanche , 5 km S Portobelo, 9.50337 ° N 79.66505 ° W, 30 m, 18 Jul 1999, J. B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093558) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps . PARATYPES: PANAMA: Colon: 2 km S of Sabanitas , 9.32194 ° N 79.79833 ° W, 120 m, 0 4 Jul 1999 GoogleMaps – 15 Jul 1999, A. Gillogly & J.B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093561) (TAMU). Rio Guanche , 5 km S Portobelo, 9.50337 ° N 79.66505 ° W, 30 m, 18 Jul 1999, J. B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093560) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps . San Blas : 2 km N. Nusagandi, 9.35806 ° N 78.97833 ° W, 400 m, 14 Jan 2001, M. Yoder & J. B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093435) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps .

Description. Male: length: 1.37–1.39 mm; body amygdaliform; COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 ). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: flat in ventral view ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 ); eyes about 2/3 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description; hemelytron as in subgeneric description; M2 vein distinctly curving; anterior membranal cell wedge-shaped. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI without process on posterior margin; subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical; lateral process of subgenital plate bifurcating; anterior bifurcation of subgenital plate process blade-shaped with a flat posterior margin; posterior bifurcation of subgenital plate process lanceolate with serrated lateral margin ( Fig. 6R View FIGURE 6 M – W ); tVII rectangular; tVIII rectangular and sclerotized; length of tVIII about 1/3 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description, with a long and thin serrated process ( Fig. 6R View FIGURE 6 M – W ); lp as in subgeneric description; rca uniformly thick, with a serrated tip; lca small, about 1/5 length of lca, with two processes ( Fig. 6R View FIGURE 6 M – W ); vesica uniformly thin with a needlelike tip; anophore as in subgeneric description with a u-shaped slit.

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Known from three localities in Panama ( Fig. 7).

Etymology. Named for the numerous serrated structures on this species after the Latin “serratus” meaning serrated.


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