Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) ungulata, 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: 282-283

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) ungulata

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) ungulata  , n. sp.

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

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the claw-shaped process of the subgenital plate, the sickle-like process of the left paramere, the ladle-shaped right paramere, and the brush-like tip of the right conjunctival appendage.

Holotype: HONDURAS: Atlantida: San Alejo Co.: Honduras: Dept  . Atlantida, San Alejo Farm , United Fruit Co., 15.35 ° N 87.43333 ° W, 0 4 Jun 1964, 1Ƌ (00091829) ( FSCA) (microscopic slide mount).GoogleMaps 

Redescription. Male: length: 1.41 mm; body ovoid; COLORATION: general coloration light brown. SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: flat in ventral view ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3); eyes about 1/2 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI without process on posterior margin; subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical; lateral process of subgenital plate claw-shaped with a long anterior and short posterior processes ( Fig. 6WView FIGURE 6 M – W); tVII rectangular; tVIII weakly rectangular; length of tVII about 1/3 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp ladleshaped with a large rounded base, and elongate stem; lp as in subgeneric description a sickle-shaped dorsal process; rca uniformly tapering with a distinct, brush-like tip; lca large, about 1/2 length of rca, and tapering ( Fig. 6WView FIGURE 6 M – W); vesica uniformly thin, forming at one coil; anophore as in subgeneric description with a pawn-shaped process on the dorsal wall.

Female: Unknown.

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

Etymology. Named for the claw shaped process of the subgenital plate after the Latin “ungulatus” meaning having hoofs or claws.


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