Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) ansata, 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: 264

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5B8F792E-EEDB-494D-9EB3-48CA6174CC6E

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C66D8798-7831-5901-F6A0-FD43FE89F8BC

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scientific name

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) ansata
status

n. sp.

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) ansata  , n. sp.

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2, 5View FIGURE 5 A – L and 7)

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the broadly ovate body shape, the dark brown coloration, the “pan-handle” shaped process of the subgenital plate, the robust and serrated right conjunctival appendage, the toothed hood of the left paramere, and the semicircular shape of the anophore.

Holotype: Guatemala: Baja Verapaz: Quetzal Res , Los Ranchitos, 15.21549 ° N 90.21925 ° W, 11 Oct 2011GoogleMaps  16 Oct 2011, 1Ƌ (00011870) ( FSCA) (microscopic slide mount). PARATYPES: GUATEMALA: Baja Verapaz: Quetzal Res , Los Ranchitos, 15.21549 ° N 90.21925 ° W, 11 Oct 2011GoogleMaps  – 16 Oct 2011, 18Ƌ (00091695, 0 0 0 91567, 0 0 0 91628, 0 0 0 91703, 0 0 0 91654, 0 0 0 91652, 0 0 0 91697, 0 0 0 91621, 0 0 0 91622, 0 0 0 91639, 0 0 0 91716, 0 0 0 91682, 0 0 0 91708, 0 0 0 91667, 0 0 0 91678, 0 0 0 91704, 00091593), 6Ƌ (00091669, 0 0 0 91619, 0 0 0 91632, 0 0 0 91643, 0 0 0 91693, 00091670) (AMNH), 6Ƌ (00091625, 0 0 0 91692, 0 0 0 11870, 0 0 0 91640, 0 0 0 91684, 00091683) (BMNH), 2Ƌ (00091590, 00091577) (UCR), 8Ƌ (00091564, 0 0 0 91638, 0 0 0 91630, 0 0 0 91657, 0 0 0 91627, 0 0 0 91589, 0 0 0 91681, 00091658) (USNM)

Description. Male: length: 1.53–1.59 mm; body broadly ovate; COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch covering less than 1/2 of wing membrane; Sc+C distinctly lighter than remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: slightly convex in ventral view ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2); eyes about 1/3 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description; hemelytron as in subgeneric description; M2 vein nearly straight. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI without process on posterior margin; subgenital plate distinctly asymmetrical, almost forming a right angle with posterior margin of lateral process; process of subgenital plate pan-handle shaped ( Fig. 5CView FIGURE 5 A – L); tVII rectangular; tVIII rectangular, symmetrical and lightly sclerotized; length of tVIII about half length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description with a long stem and blunt tip; lp as in subgeneric description, with elongate dorsal process and toothed anterior hood; rca long and robust with distinctly serrated margin; lca large, about 3/4 size of rca, and lanceolate ( Fig. 5CView FIGURE 5 A – L); vesica uniformly cylindrical and thin, forming almost two coils; anophore forming asymmetrical half-pipe with prominent dorsal fold.

Female: Unknown.

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

Etymology. Named for the “pan-handle” shape of the process of the subgenital plate after the Latin “ansa” meaning handle.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology