Hypseloecus katrinae, 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 : 82-83

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.5684902

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F3D7C-BC7A-D92B-FF35-FB0D16E4FE44

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hypseloecus katrinae
status

sp. nov.

Hypseloecus katrinae sp. nov.

( Figs. 2 View FIGURE 2 D, 4, 5– 7)

Diagnosis. Externally very similar to the preceding species, but this new species can be distinguished by its carmine basic coloration; different color pattern of coxae ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 , Table 1 View TABLE 1. A ); and widely reddish femora. The dorsal scalelike setae of all available specimens were probably rubbed off after capture.

Description. Male. COLORATION AND VESTITURE: Body generally carmine or reddish brown. Head reddish maroon, rather shining, with yellow lateral margins along eyes. Antenna uniformly pale or yellowish brown, slender; apex of segment I sometimes tinged with red; segments III and IV dark brown; the former with whitish extreme base. Labium shiny reddish brown. Pronotum carmine, usually widely infuscate; scutellum pale reddish maroon; pleura as in Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 ; ostiolar peritreme yellowish white. Hemelytron carmine with a broad dark stripe each on corium and clavus; membrane grayish brown, with pale reddish veins and irregular, pale, semitransparent portion at middle. Coxae as in Table 1 View TABLE 1. A . All femora reddish brown, each speckled with pale maculae; all tibiae with rather clear, reddish brown annulations; protibia with an orange-red stripe anteriorly. Abdomen reddish brown or darker. STRUCTURE: As in generic description (see Schuh & Menard, 2011). Genitalia ( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 ): Right paramere bulbous. Endosoma J-shaped, long, slender, with a bifurcate process at apical 1 / 3 portion. Female. Similar coloration and structure to male.

Measurements. ♂/♀: Total body length 2.0− 2.2 / 2.3−2.5; length from apex of clypeus to cuneal fracture 1.71−1.73 / 1.88−1.90; width of head across eyes 0.85−0.87 / 0.91−0.93; head height 0.52−0.57 / 0.56−0.57; width of vertex 0.46−0.47 / 0.48−0.50; lengths of antennal segments I −IV 0.19−0.20, 0.68−0.70, 0.36−0.38, 0.48−0.50 / 0.20−0.21, 0.69−0.75, 0.38−0.40, 0.48−0.50; basal width of pronotum 0.99 −1.00/ 1.05−1.08; maximum width across hemelytron 1.20−1.22 / 1.38−1.43; and length of metatibia 1.14−1.17 / 1.21−1.26.

Etymology. Named after Katrina Menard who greatly contributed to clarification of our knowledge of Hypseloecus , and also supported the present study.

Biology. All available specimens were collected from Scurrula species growing from Homonoia riparia Lour. Holotype. ♂, THAILAND: Nakhon Nayok: Sarika near Sarika Waterfall, 14 ˚ 18 ' 32 ”N 101 ˚ 15 ' 20 ”E ~ 14 ˚ 18 '09”N 101 ˚ 15 ' 38 ”E, on Scurrula sp., 22 Mar 2010, T. Yasunaga, K. Yamada ( AMNH _PBI 00380233) ( DOA). Paratypes. THAILAND: 9 ♂ 5 ♀, same data as for holotype ( AMNH _PBI 00380234–00380242) ( AMNH, TYCN).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

DOA

Department Of Agriculture, Thailand

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Hypseloecus