Taylorilygus apicalis (Fieber, 1861)

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: 1005-1006

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2012.752049

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FD682460-6014-FFDB-D280-FCEEF96A01ED

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scientific name

Taylorilygus apicalis (Fieber, 1861)
status

 

Taylorilygus apicalis (Fieber, 1861)  

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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, ♂ (00400364) ( UNSW) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, Tea Tree Swamp , 30.0726 ◦ S, 135.07688 ◦ E, 98 m, 21 October 2010, M. Elias, 7♂ (00041238, 00400346, 00400360–00400363, 00400365), 17♀ (00041239, 00041240, 00400350–00400357, 00400366, 00400367, 00400369–00400373), 2 juveniles (00400358, 00400359) ( UNSW; SAMA) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, Witchelina Homestead , 30.0207 ◦ S, 138.0446 ◦ E, 166 m, 19 October 2010, M. Elias, ♀ (00400368) ( UNSW) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, approx. 40 km north-west of Lyndhurst , 29.9768 ◦ S, 138.08716 ◦ E, 149 m, 11 October 2010, A. Namyatova, ♂ (00400349) ( SAMA) GoogleMaps   . Witchelina Nature Reserve, approx. 40 km northwest of Lyndhurst , 30.15165 ◦ S, 137.89847 ◦ E, 129 m, 12 October 2010, A. Namyatova, ♂ (00400374) ( UNSW) GoogleMaps   .

Discussion

This species is cosmopolitan in distribution. In Australia it is known from Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia ( Cassis and Gross 1995). Eyles (1999b) also reported it from Norfolk Island. This is the first record of this species from the Witchelina Nature Reserve.

Acknowledgments

We thank the Australian Biological Resources Study for supporting this work with a Bush Blitz Tactical Taxonomy grant (No. TTC210–12). We thank ABRS staff, including Michael Preece (Director), Jo Harding, and Kate Gillespie for their assistance in undertaking this work. We thank staff of the South Australian Museum for organization of the Bush Blitz survey. We thank Michael Elias from UNSW for assistance with fieldwork. We thank Shepherd Myers, for the loan of specimens from the Bishop Museum. We also thank two anonymous reviewers for valuable comments and corrections.

UNSW

John T. Waterhouse Herbarium

SAMA

South Australia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Taylorilygus