Macropygium graziae Silva & Campos, 2021

Silva, Layse Mitsue Harada Da & Campos, Luiz Alexandre, 2021, Revision of Macropygium Spinola, 1837 (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) with the revalidation of three species and the description of one new species, Zootaxa 4958 (1), pp. 605-627 : 622-626

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Macropygium graziae Silva & Campos

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Macropygium graziae Silva & Campos   , sp. nov.

( Figs 2C–D View FIGURE 2 ; 4M–P View FIGURE 4 ; 5J–L, W–Y View FIGURE 5 ; 6D View FIGURE 6 ; 7D View FIGURE 7 ; 13 View FIGURE 13 ; Table 1 View TABLE 1 )

Holotype. Male. Labels: LA PAZ (Dep. San Javier) / Córdoba. / 1-20. I. 1929. C. Bruch ( MACN).  

Paratypes. ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1♀ [-34.599, -58.381] ( MACN) GoogleMaps   ; Córdoba, La Paz, 2♀, 1928 ( MACN)   ; Corrientes, Alvear, 1♀, 1991 ( DAR)   ; Entre Rios, 4♀, 1996 ( JEE)   ; 1♀, 1991 ( DAR)   ; BRAZIL, Santa Catarina, Urussanga , 2010 ( UFRG) [-28.499, -49.292] GoogleMaps   ; Rio Grande do Sul, Guaíba , 5♀, 1♂, 1974 [-30.113, -51.325] (1♀ MCNRS, 4♀, 1♂ UFRG); GoogleMaps   Taim, 2♀, 1982 ( UFRG) 1♀, 1985 ( MCN) [-32.538, -52.540]; GoogleMaps   Pelotas, 1♀, 2005 ( UFRG) [-31.624, -52.332] GoogleMaps   .

Etymology: the species is named in honor to Jocelia Grazia, for her friendship, guidance, and contributions to the taxonomy of Neotropical pentatomids; noun in apposition.

Distribution: Brazil, Argentina ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13 ).

Diagnosis. Antennae four-segmented, length of the second antennomere equals the third and fourth antennomeres combined; lateral projection of dorsal rim of pygophore broad and apart from the posterolateral angle; middle portion of posterior margin of valvifers VIII projected over laterotergites IX, lateral angles not projected.

Male. Genitalia: conical projection of ventral rim of pygophore bifurcate at apex; posterolateral angles acute, medial projection of posterolateral angles broadly rounded and tumescent, almost attaining the dorsal limit of segment X in lateral view; lateral projection of dorsal rim large, subtriangular, apart from the posterolateral angle, and partially covering the medial projection in lateral view; segment X higher than wide in posterior view, and longer than wide in ventral view ( Fig. 4M–P View FIGURE 4 ); parameres short, apical projection broad with a second apical process ( Fig. 5J–L View FIGURE 5 ), largest axis of head less than half the length of stem; vesica without lateral projections; ductus seminis distalis thin, helicoidal in the middle portion ( Fig. 5W–Y View FIGURE 5 ).

Female. Genitalia: Valvifers VIII partially covering the basal portion of laterotergites IX; middle portion of posterior margin of valvifers VIII projected over laterotergites IX, lateral angles not projected; laterotergites IX with mild lateral depression ( Fig. 6D View FIGURE 6 ). Folds of valvulae IX occupying almost half the valvulae surface, with few villi, conical microsculptures barely visible; ring sclerites diameter equals the width of vaginal intima, weakly sclerotized and connected to the thickening of vagina intima, this weakly sclerotized; orificium receptaculi about 2/3 the width of vaginal intima ( Fig. 7D View FIGURE 7 ).

Comments. Macropygium graziae   occurs in southern Brazil and northern Argentina ( Fig. 13 View FIGURE 13 ), partially overlapping with M. reticulare   and M. spinolae   . Macropygium graziae   can be distinguished from all Macropygium   species by the four-segmented antennae; by the lateral projections of the dorsal rim of pygophore broad and placed apart from the posterolateral angles of the pygophore ( Fig. 4O View FIGURE 4 ); and by the middle portion of the posterior margin of valvifers VIII projected over laterotergites IX ( Fig. 6D View FIGURE 6 ).


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