Hypseloecus schuhianus, Yasunaga, Tomohide, Yamada, Kazutaka & Artchawakom, Taksin, 2015

Yasunaga, Tomohide, Yamada, Kazutaka & Artchawakom, Taksin, 2015, First Indochinese records of the plant bug genus Hypseloecus Reuter (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae: Pilophorini), with descriptions of eight new species from Thailand, Zootaxa 3925 (1), pp. 75-93 : 88-89

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3925.1.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:26360E31-F2CE-4B4A-9C89-B9A33E6DF6B2

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5684918

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F3D7C-BC70-D92D-FF35-FC18127FFEA8

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Plazi

scientific name

Hypseloecus schuhianus
status

sp. nov.

Hypseloecus schuhianus sp. nov.

( Figs. 5 –7 View FIGURE 5 View FIGURE 6 View FIGURE 7 , 8 View FIGURE 8 C–D, 11)

Diagnosis. Recognized by its generally fuscous and partly dark reddish brown body; antennal color pattern similar to phuvasae ; darkened pleura, including anterior half of ostiolar peritreme; contrastingly whitish procoxa; generally darkened femora except for pale apex of profemur; and two identical processes of endosoma. This new species is considered to be the closest relative of H. phuvasae , from which it can be easily distinguished by the characters in the key and Table 1 View TABLE 1. A .

Description. Male. COLORATION AND VESTITURE: Body generally fuscous, rounded; dorsal surface less shining, with reddish parts on mesoscutum, scutellum and hemelytron. Head rather shining, chestnut brown, often with a pair of pale spots on frons near inner margins of eyes; ventral portion yellowish white. Antennal segments I and II darkened as in Table I; segment III and IV dark brown, with whitish extreme base of the former. Labium dark brown, partly reddish. Lateral margin of mesonotum and wider portion of scutellum sometimes tinged with red; pleura and coxae dark brown, with anterior half of ostiolar peritreme often darkened. Hemelytron less shining, or mat; clavus, anterior part of corium and apical part of cuneus more or less reddish brown; membrane dark smoky brown, with pale veins and irregular-shaped fascia at middle. Coxae as in Table 1 View TABLE 1. A ; procoxa contrastingly whitish. All femora usually darkened; tibiae with rather clear, dark reddish brown annulations. Abdomen almost uniformly fuscous. STRUCTURE: Labium long; remaining structures as in generic description (see Schuh & Menard, 2011). Genitalia ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 ): Right paramere oval. Endosoma nearly J-shaped, with two processes. Female. Similar in general coloration and structure to male.

Measurements. ♂/♀: Total body length 2.2−2.5 / 2.2 −3.0; length from apex of clypeus to cuneal fracture 1.71−1.90 / 1.90−2.30; width of head across eyes 0.85−0.96 / 0.87−0.99; head height 0.58−0.60 / 0.60−0.65; width of vertex 0.37−0.44 / 0.48−0.50; lengths of antennal segments I −IV 0.21−0.23, 0.81−0.86, 0.36−0.40, 0.36−0.47 / 0.18−0.24, 0.74−0.86, 0.37−0.46, 0.33−0.45; basal width of pronotum 1.06−1.16 / 1.22−1.34; maximum width across hemelytron 1.33−1.53 / 1.46−1.70; and length of metatibia 1.32−1.41 / 1.35−1.56.

Etymology. Named after Dr. Randall T. Schuh, in honor of his global contributions to the Miridae ; an adjective.

Biology. Unknown; all specimens were collected at light.

Holotype: ♂, THAILAND: Nakhon Ratchasima: SERS, 14 ˚ 30 ' 27 ”N, 101 ˚ 55 ' 39 ”E, 410 m alt., light trap, light trap, 26 Feb 2009, T. Yasunaga ( AMNH _PBI 00380249) ( DOA).

Paratypes. THAILAND: Nakhon Nayok: 1 ♀, Sarika, N 14 ° 18 ' 39 " E 101 ° 18 '00", at light, 5 Mar 2009, T. Yasunaga (00380257) ( TYCN); 1 ♀, Sarika, N 14 ° 18 '07" E 101 ° 18 '09", at light, 15 Dec 2011, T. Yasunaga (00380258) ( TYCN). Nakhon Ratchasima: 4 ♂ 1 ♀, same data as for holotype (00380250–00380254) ( AMNH, TYCN); 1 ♀, same locality, light trap, 12−14 Jun 2009, T. Yasunaga, K. Yamada (00380255) ( TYCN); 1 ♀, same locality, light trap, 29−31 May 2012, T. Yasunaga (00380256) ( TYCN). Phranakhon-Sri-Ayutthaya: 1 ♀, Huntra, RMUTSB Campus, 14 ˚ 22 'N, 100 ˚ 36 'E, 11 Feb 2009, T. Yasunaga (00380259) ( TYCN).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

DOA

Department Of Agriculture, Thailand

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Hypseloecus