Micromimetus rubrotinctus ( Carvalho, 1956 ), Yasunaga & Schwartz & Chérot, 2018

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: 377

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.5061996

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scientific name

Micromimetus rubrotinctus ( Carvalho, 1956 )
status

comb. nov.

Micromimetus rubrotinctus ( Carvalho, 1956)   comb. nov.

( Figs 59 View Figs 54–65 , 117 View Figs 106–117 )

Lygus rubrotinctus Carvalho, 1956: 91   (original description).

Distribution. Mariana Islands (Saipan) ( CARVALHO 1956). Comments. We could only access the allotype female (KUEC, AMNH_PBI 00380514, Fig. 59 View Figs 54–65 ), which has a generally pale reddish, small, ovoid body (total length 3.05 mm, maximum width 1.41 mm). According to illustrations of the male genitalic structures ( CARVALHO 1956), the endosoma has the primary lobe weakly sclerotized and secondary lobe elongate, sclerotized. Our examination of the thoracic pleura including scent efferent system by a SEM ( Fig. 117 View Figs 106–117 ) also suggests an apparent similarity between M. rubrotinctus   and the following Taiwanese species. The evidence suggest that this taxon probably belongs to Micromimetus   .

We additionally examined two relevant specimens ― a male paratype of Lygus kusaiensis Carvalho, 1956   ( Figs 140–143 View Figs 136–146 ) and a male from Republic of Palau, with a paratype label and another label with the manuscript name ‘ Lygus yapensis   ’ handwritten by Carvalho ( Fig. 58 View Figs 54–65 ). Using the species key in CARVALHO (1956, p. 83) the pale apex of antennal segment II, dark apical cuneal mark, uniformly dark pronotum, mostly dark dorsum, and tibial spines without dark basal spots allows us to determine the latter male as L. dybasi Carvalho, 1956   . The male genitalia ( Figs 144–146 View Figs 136–146 ) also matches the illustrations in CARVALHO (1956, figs 50e–g) for this species. However the collecting information “Babeldaob: Ngarard 17.viii.1939 Teiso Esaki” is not among the paratypes listed in the original description of L. dybasi   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Micromimetus

Loc

Micromimetus rubrotinctus ( Carvalho, 1956 )

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

Lygus rubrotinctus

CARVALHO J. C. M. 1956: 91
1956