Chimsunchartella schwartzi Chérot and Pawels, 2000, Cherot and Pauwels, 2000

Namyatova, Anna A., Schwartz, Michael D. & Cassis, Gerasimos, 2013, First record of the genus Stenotus Jakovlev from Australia, with two new species, and a list of mirine species from Witchelina Nature Reserve (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae: Mirini), Journal of Natural History (J. Nat. Hist.) 47 (13 - 14), pp. 987-1008: 1004-1005

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2012.752049

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:54669460-8AF4-4415-A8FE-EC55CCE6F301

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5196488

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scientific name

Chimsunchartella schwartzi Chérot and Pawels, 2000
status

 

Chimsunchartella schwartzi Chérot and Pawels, 2000  

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Material examined

AUSTRALIA: South Australia: Witchelina Nature Reserve, Bushy Yowie Track , 30.15146 ◦ S 137.89828 ◦ E, 133 m, 19 October 2010, M. Elias, 1♂ (00041241), 1♀ (00041242) ( SAMA) GoogleMaps   , 2♂ (00404917, 00404918), 5♀ (00404950–00404954), 2 juveniles (00404955, 00404956) ( UNSW, SAMA) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, Bushy Yowie Track , 30.12073 ◦ S, 137.9233 ◦ E, 132 m, 19 October 2010, M. Elias, 2♂ (00404938, 00404939) ( UNSW, SAMA) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, Witchelina Homestead , 30.0207 ◦ S, 138.0446 ◦ E, 166 m, 19 October 2010, M. Elias, 13♂ (00404925–00404937) ( UNSW, SAMA) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, approx. 40 km north-west of Lyndhurst , 30.02 ◦ S, 138.04 ◦ E, 166 m, 19 October 2012, M. Elias, 3♀ (00404944–00404946) ( UNSW, SAMA) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, approx. 40 km north-west of Lyndhurst , 30.0634 ◦ S, 138.11035 ◦ E, 130 m, 14 October 2010, A. Namyatova, 1♂ (00404940) ( UNSW) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, approx. 40 km north-west of Lyndhurst , 29.94485 ◦ S, 138.0795 ◦ E, 132 m, 11 October 2010, A. Namyatova, 3♀ (00404941–00404943) ( UNSW, SAMA) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, approx. 40 km north-west of Lyndhurst , 30.02083 ◦ S, 138.04472 ◦ E, 212 m, 13 October 2010, A. Namyatova, 1♀ (00041243) ( SAMA) GoogleMaps   , 5♂ (00404920–00404924), 1♀ (00404948), 1 unknown (00404957) ( UNSW, SAMA)   .

Remarks

We initially thought that there was a possibly new species of Chimsunchartella   from Witchelina. We have now examined many specimens from all over Australia. Specimens from Witchelina Nature Reserve and other parts of Australia fit the original description ( Chérot and Pauwels 2000). However, the male genitalia differ slightly from those illustrated for the holotype. We conclude that there is insufficient information to separate additional species and that the polymorphic coloration observed in C. schwartzi   is typical for a widely distributed mirine plant bug.

Discussion

This species is presently known from Western Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and South Australia ( Chérot and Pauwels 2000; Chérot et al. 2003). This is the first record of this species from Witchelina Nature Reserve.

SAMA

South Australia Museum

UNSW

John T. Waterhouse Herbarium