Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) stricklandi,

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: 280-281

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) stricklandi


Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) stricklandi  China 1946

( Figs 4View FIGURE 4, 6View FIGURE 6 M – W and 7)

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) stricklandi  China 1946: 25, 152 (orig. descr.).

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the flat head, the weakly asymmetrical subgenital plate, the small, undifferentiated triangular process of the subgenital plate, the serrated right conjunctival appendage, the thin and tapering stem of the right paramere, and the heart-shaped dorsal fold of the anophore.

Holotype: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Trinidad: Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation Co.: St. Augustine , Nov 1943  Feb 1944, A.H. Strickland, 1Ƌ ( BMNH). PARATYPE: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Trinidad: Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation Co.: St. Augustine , Nov 1943  – Feb 1944, A.H. Strickland, 1Ƌ (BMNH).

Redescription. Male: length: 1.3 mm; body elongate ovoid; COLORATION: general coloration light brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C distinctly lighter than remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: flat in ventral view ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4); 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 triangular, not fully differentiated from subgenital plate; ( Fig. 6UView FIGURE 6 M – W); tVII rectangular; tVIII weakly rectangular with a distinctly sclerotized posterior margin; length of tVIII about 1/3 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description, with a thin, tapering stem ( Fig. 6UView FIGURE 6 M – W); lp as in subgeneric description; rca thin and obscured by vesica; lca wedge-shaped ( Fig. 6UView FIGURE 6 M – W); vesica uniformly thin, forming at least one coil; anophore as in subgeneric description hearth-shaped dorsal fold, and a prominent slit.

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Known from the continental island of Trinidad as well as the northeastern state of Pará, Brazil ( Fig. 7).

Other material examined. BRAZIL: Para: Belem Co.: 8 km E Belem, Ananindeua , 20 May 1973, R. T. Schuh, light trap, 1Ƌ (00096382) ( AMNH). 


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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) stricklandi

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane 2016

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) stricklandi

China 1946: 25