Scalponotatus dissimulans ( Distant, 1893 )

Schwartz, Michael D., 2011, Revision And Phylogenetic Analysis Of The North American Genus Slaterocoris Wagner With New Synonymy, The Description Of Five New Species And A New Genus From Mexico, And A Review Of The Genus Scalponotatus Kelton (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2011 (354), pp. 1-290 : 50

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scientific name

Scalponotatus dissimulans ( Distant, 1893 )
status

 

Scalponotatus dissimulans ( Distant, 1893) , new combination

Jornandes dissimulans Distant, 1893: 448 , pl. 39, fig. 12 (orig. desc.); Carvalho and Dolling, 1976: 796 (desig. lectotype); Carvalho, 1988: 101 (restored status); Schuh, 1995: 81 (catalog); Schaffner and Schwartz, 2008: 21 (disc., incertae sedis).

Jornandes subalbicans: Carvalho, 1952: 6 (n. synonymy); Carvalho, 1958: 80 (catalog).

Amulacoris subalbicans: Carvalho and China, 1959: 70 (n. comb.).

Amulacoris dissimulans: Carvalho, 1981: 1 (n. comb.).

HOLOTYPE: MEXICO: Guerrero: Amula [17.63336 N - 99.25006 W], 6000 ft. [1829 m], Sept., H.H. Smith, 1♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00085375 View Materials ) ( BMNH). GoogleMaps

DISCUSSION: Jornandes dissimulans Distant, 1893 , was treated as incertae sedis by Carvalho (1988; Schaffner and Schwartz, 2008) based on dorsal sculpturation without dense, small, discrete punctures and the absence of an associated male. However, its cuticular sculpturation, composed of a surface of minute, discrete punctures forming smooth reticulations, does fit the revised diagnosis of Scalponotatus . The female holotype, the only known specimen was not dissected. Absent an association with a male and knowledge of the female genitalia, a better placement for this species is in Scalponotatus , necessitating the new combination, S. dissimulans (Distant) . Although placed in Scalponotatus , the following features of S. dissimulans are unlike any known species of the genus: sparse dorsal vestiture; black coloration with obscure pale markings on the lateral margins of the transverse basal carina and adjacent temporal area of the frons, pale antennal segments I (except with black basally along ventral margin and apically) and II (except black at base and distal one fourth), trochanter, femur apically, tibia (except apex), and tarsomeres I and II; and length of antennal segment II (0.90). Within the genus, the practically glabrous dorsum of S. dissimulans is similar to the vestiture in S. albibasis , S. howdeni , and S. maturus , but it can be distinguished by the black carina of the vertex, shorter length of the hemelytron, and pale antennal segment II and tibia, respectively.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Scalponotatus

Loc

Scalponotatus dissimulans ( Distant, 1893 )

Schwartz, Michael D. 2011
2011
Loc

Amulacoris dissimulans:

Carvalho, J. C. M. 1981: 1
1981
Loc

Amulacoris subalbicans: Carvalho and China, 1959: 70

Carvalho, J. C. M. & W. E. China 1959: 70
1959
Loc

Jornandes subalbicans:

Carvalho, J. C. M. 1958: 80
Carvalho, J. C. M. 1952: 6
1952
Loc

Jornandes dissimulans

Schaffner, J. C. & M. D. Schwartz 2008: 21
Schuh, R. T. 1995: 81
Carvalho, J. C. M. 1988: 101
Carvalho, J. C. M. & W. R. Dolling 1976: 796
Distant, W. L. 1893: 448
1893