Apolygopsis Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002, Yasunaga, Schwartz & Cherot, 2002

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Schwartz, Michael D. & Chérot, Frédéric, 2018, Review of the plant bug genus Prolygus and related mirine taxa from eastern Asia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (Acta. Ent. Mus. Natl. Pragae) 58 (2), pp. 357-388: 374

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.2478/aemnp-2018-0030

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D9893299-697F-4AA1-99D5-9575B313DB0D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4504866

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039D4113-FF8A-6911-B9CB-FC49FBB67F88

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scientific name

Apolygopsis Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002
status

 

Apolygopsis Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002  

Apolygopsis Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002: 3   (new genus), type species by original designation: Apolygopsis furvocarinatus Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002: 4   .

Diagnosis. Body oval, relatively rounded, usually small in size (3.0– 4.5 mm); basic colouration brown, red, or fuscous, not greenish; dorsal surface shining, with uniformly distributed, pale, simple, semierect setae. Head vertical; vertex carinate basally, without longitudinal sulcus; frons almost smooth; apical part of clypeus usually infuscate. Punctation on pronotal disk relatively sparse and shallow; calli often darkened. Labium reaching apex of mesocoxae. Scutellum almost flat. Metatibial spines black, prominent, stout, arising from black spots. Left paramere sensory lobe weakly developed, always lacking an associated lamellate and toothed process; hypophysis hooked and somewhat widened, with two subapical processes — one (on ventral or anterior margin) small, short, slightly curved and pointed, whereas the other (on dorsal or posterior margin) rounded. Right paramere stout, with a short, often pointed hypophysis. Endosoma with paired, long, slender spiculi originated from endosomal bottom, sheathed within a thin, basal trough-shaped sclerite, lacking any sclerite associated with secondary gonopore nor needle-shaped sclerite (sensu YASUNAGA 1991). Bursa copulatrix with sclerotized rings elongate ovoid, relatively large, connected by a transversal sclerite medially. Posterior wall lacking dorsal structure; interramal lobe small, rounded, spinulate; lateral lobe usually widened, connected by a small, protruding spinulate sclerite.

Distribution. Known from the Oriental and eastern Paleactic Regions.

Discussion. Apolygopsis Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002   and Apolygus China, 1941   are externally very similar to each other, but members of the former usually have an uniformly brownish, reddish or fuscous colouration (currently no greenish species known, cf. Fig. 86 View Figs 83–93 ) and smaller-sized, more tumid body. The best characters to distinguish Apolygopsis   from Apolygus   are found in the male genitalia (cf. Figs 170–173 View Figs 170–177 ); specifically, the apical prong of left paramere and the two long, slender, basally fused spicules sheathed within a trough-shaped sclerite are unique to Apolygopsis   ( SCHWARTZ & CHÉROT 2005, YASUNAGA et al. 2002).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Loc

Apolygopsis Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Schwartz, Michael D. & Chérot, Frédéric 2018
2018
Loc

Apolygopsis Yasunaga, Schwartz & Chérot, 2002: 3

YASUNAGA T. & SCHWARTZ M. D. & CHEROT F. 2002: 3
YASUNAGA T. & SCHWARTZ M. D. & CHEROT F. 2002: 4
2002