Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) bipartita McAtee and Malloch, 1925,

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: 265

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) bipartita McAtee and Malloch, 1925
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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) bipartita McAtee and Malloch, 1925 

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 and 7)

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) bipartita McAtee and Malloch, 1925: 67  , 15 (orig. descr.).

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the ovoid body shape, the lack of a fuscous patch, and the leaf-like lateral process of the subgenital plate.

Holotype: GUATEMALA: Izabal: Livingston , 15.8333 ° N 88.75 ° W, 12 May 1906, Barber and Schwarz, 1Ƌ (00028601) ( USNM)GoogleMaps  .

Description. Male: length: 1.25 mm; body ovoid. COLORATION: general coloration light brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: slightly rounded in dorsal view ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2); eyes about 1/2 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description; hemelytron as in subgeneric description; M2 vein slightly curving anteriorly toward wing margin, anterior membranal cell wedge-shaped. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI with a rounded process on posterior margin; subgenital plate distinctly asymmetrical; process of subgenital plate robust and leaf-like.

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, and ventral images of the holotype are unavailable because of the way the specimen is mounted; therefore our redescription is solely somatic. For an illustration of the subgenital plate of this species see McAtee and Malloch (1925) Figure 59.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Schizopteridae

Genus

Schizoptera

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) bipartita McAtee and Malloch, 1925

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane 2016
2016
Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) bipartita

McAtee 1925: 67
1925