Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) trinitatis Emsley, 1969,

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: 281

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4184.2.2

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scientific name

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) trinitatis Emsley, 1969
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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) trinitatis Emsley, 1969 

( Figs 4View FIGURE 4 and 7)

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) trinitatis Emsley 1969: 25  , 65 (orig. descr.)

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the relatively small body size, ovoid body shape, the distinctly curving M2 vein, the small process of the posterior margin of stVI, and the blade-like process of the subgenital plate.

Holotype: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Arima: William Beebe Tropical Research Station (Simla), 10.68361 ° N 61.28333 ° W, 0 4 Jul 1961, Emsley, M. G., light trap, 1Ƌ ( AMNH _IZC 00150342) ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  .

Re-description. Male: length: 1.25 mm; body ovoid. COLORATION: general coloration light brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: slightly rounded in dorsal 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 anteriorly toward wing margin; anterior membranal cell wedge-shaped. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI with a small rounded process on posterior margin; subgenital plate distinctly asymmetrical; process of subgenital elongate and blade-shaped.

Female: Unknown.

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

Discussion. No additional specimens examined matched the description of this species or the holotype. Only slide mount type images were available ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4). For an excellent illustration of the subgenital plate of this species see Emsley (1969) Figure 248.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Schizopteridae

Genus

Schizoptera

Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) trinitatis Emsley, 1969

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane 2016
2016
Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) trinitatis

Emsley 1969: 25
1969