Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) singularis, 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 : 280

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) singularis

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) singularis 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 rounded head, the large eyes, the weakly asymmetrical subgenital plate, with a conical apex, the robust, rectangular process of the subgenital plate, cashew-shaped left conjunctival appendage, and the broad, serrated process of the right paramere.

Holotype: PANAMA: Cocle: Antón District Co.: Panama: Cocle Rio Indio Lodge , N El Valle, 8.6008 ° N 80.1303 ° W, 24 Feb 2012 –27 Feb 2012,1Ƌ (00091644) ( FSCA) GoogleMaps . PARATYPE: PANAMA: Cocle: Antón District Co.: Panama: Cocle Rio Indio Lodge , N El Valle, 8.6008 ° N 80.1303 ° W, 24 Feb 2012 GoogleMaps – 27 Feb 2012, 1♀ (00091706) (FSCA).

Description. Male: length: 1.39 mm; body ovoid; COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C distinctly lighter than 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 1/3 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, forming a straight line from apex to posterior margin of lateral process ( Fig. 6T View FIGURE 6 M – W ); lateral robust and rectangular ( Fig. 6T View FIGURE 6 M – W ); tVII rectangular; tVIII rectangular and sclerotized; length of tVIII about 3/4 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description, with a broadly elongate serrated process; lp as in subgeneric description; rca slender and obscured by vesica; lca small, about 1/5 length of rca, and cashew-shaped ( Fig. 6T View FIGURE 6 M – W ); vesica short and tapering with a needlelike tip; anophore as in subgeneric description obscured by rp ( Fig. 6T View FIGURE 6 M – W ).

Female: length 1.42 mm; general habitus as in male.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality ( Fig. 7).

Etymology. Named for unique morphology of the right paramere after the Latin “ singularis ” meaning unique.


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