Warrumiris viridis

Chin, Yee Wei & Cassis, Gerasimos, 2018, Description of an enigmatic new genus and new species of Australian Orthotylinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) associated with the plant genus Eremophila, Zootaxa 4438 (3), pp. 491-500: 496-497

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.3.4

publication LSID

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scientific name

Warrumiris viridis
status

sp. nov.

Warrumiris viridis  sp. nov.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE. AUSTRALIA: New South Wales: 1♂, 17.5 km W Warrumbungle National Park, 31.26667 ° S 148.75 ° E, 250 m, 26 Oct 1995, Schuh and Cassis, Eremophila mitchellii Benth.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), Det: J. Everett 1996 NSWAbout NSW 395936 ( AMNHAbout AMNH _PBI 00001210) (AM).

PARATYPES. AUSTRALIA: New South Wales: 17.5 km W Warrumbungle National Park, 31.26667°S 148.75°E, 250 m, 26 Oct 1995, Schuh and Cassis, Eremophila mitchellii Benth.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. Det: J. Everett 1996 NSW 395936, 2;m (AMNH_PBI 0 0 0 0 1211, AMNH_PBI 00001212), 7;f (AMNH_PBI 00001213- AMNH_PBI 00001219) (AMNH). Northern Territory: 45.3 km NW of Bond Springs on Tanami Rd, 23.51668°S 133.4626°E, 695 m, 21 Oct 2001, Cassis, Schuh, SchwartZ, Silveira, Wall, Eremophila sturtii R.Br.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. NSW staff NSW658297, 16;m (UNSW_ENT 00041036-UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 41044, UNSW_ENT 00041067-UNSW_ENT 00041073), 27;f (UNSW_ENT 00041045-UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 41054, UNSW_ENT 00041075-UNSW_ENT 00041091), 1;u (UNSW_ENT 00041074) (AM), Eremophila sturtii R.Br.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. NSW staff NSW658297, 5;m (UNSW_ENT 00037539-UNSW_ENT 00037543), 5;f (UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 37544, UNSW_ENT 00037766-UNSW_ENT 00037769) (AMNH). 51.6 km W of Stuart Hiway on Mount Denison-Coniston Rd, 22.30001°S 132.8951°E, 722 m, 24 Oct 2001, Cassis, Schuh, SchwartZ, Silveira, Wall, Eremophila sturtii R.Br.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. NSW staff NSW658334, 3;m (UNSW_ENT 00041055- UNSW_ENT 00041057), 1;u (UNSW_ENT 00041058), 8;f (UNSW_ENT 00041059-UNSW_ENT 00041066) (AMNH). 67 km E of Stuart Hiway on Arltunga Stn Rd, 23.28027°S 134.37°E, 714 m, 27 Oct 2001, Cassis, Schuh, SchwartZ, Silveira, Wall, Eremophila sturtii R.Br.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. NSW staff NSW658366, 14;m (UNSW_ENT 00037756-UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 37759, UNSW_ENT 00039128-UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 39130, UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 39134, UNSW_ENT 00040767-UNSW_ENT 00040772), 37;f (UNSW_ENT 00037760-UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 37765, UNSW_ENT 00039135-UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 39139, UNSW_ENT 00039143-UNSW_ENT 0 0 0 39154, UNSW_ENT 00040773-UNSW_ENT 00040786) (AMNH), Eremophila sturtii R.Br.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. NSW staff NSW658366, 3;m (UNSW_ENT 00039131-UNSW_ENT 00039133), 3;f (UNSW_ENT 00039140- UNSW_ENT 00039142) (NTM). Queensland: 9.6 km W of Mitchell, 26.49202°S 147.8728°E, 430 m, 31 Oct 1998, Schuh, Cassis, Silveira, Eremophila mitchellii Benth.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. Det: Royal Bot Gard. NSW NSW427506, 6;m (AMNH_PBI 00007423-AMNH_PBI 00007428), 11;f (AMNH_PBI 00007429-AMNH_PBI 00007439) (AM), Eucalyptus populnea F.Muell.  populnea  ( Myrtaceae  ), det. Det: Royal Bot Gard. NSW NSW427492, 2;m (AMNH_PBI 0 0 0 0 1220, AMNH_PBI 00001221), 6;f (AMNH_PBI 00001222-AMNH_PBI 00001227) (AMNH). 48.6 km NW of Charleville, 26.14706°S 145.8637°E, 365 m, 0 1 Nov 1998, Schuh, Cassis, Silveira, Eremophila mitchellii Benth.  ( Scrophulariaceae  ), det. Det: Royal Bot Gard. NSW NSW427510, 7;m (AMNH_PBI 0 0 0 0 7414, AMNH_PBI 0 0 0 0 7413, AMNH_PBI 00007415-AMNH_PBI 0 0 0 0 7417, AMNH_PBI 0 0 0 0 7326, AMNH_PBI 00007441), 6;f (AMNH_PBI 00007418-AMNH_PBI 0 0 0 0 7422, AMNH_PBI 00007440) (AM).

Diagnosis. Warrumiris viridis  is recognised by the following combination of characters: body uniformly green to light brown, head, pronotum and scutellum greenish-brown, mesoscutum light brown; hemelytra green, membrane translucent and uniformly light smoky brown, with green veins infusing into adjacent areas; AI greenish-yellow ( Fig. 1 View Figure ). Genitalia as in genus diagnosis.

Description. COLOURATION. Dorsum mostly uniformly green to greenish-brown, often with speckled appearance, sometimes light brown; head and pronotum green to greenish-brown, posterior region of pronotum mostly darker, mesoscutum light brown, scutellum green to light brown. Hemelytra green, sometimes with green markings; inner margin of embolium and cuneus margins sometimes darker; membrane translucent and uniformly light smoky brown, veins green, infusing into adjacent area. AI light brown, sometimes tinged with green

speckling. Ventral surface greenish-yellow to yellow; propleuron sometimes green; abdomen rarely orangishyellow. Appendages greenish-yellow to yellow, sometimes with green speckling ( Fig. 1 View Figure ).

VESTITURE. See generic description.

STRUCTURE. Head transverse, 1.9x wider than long; First antennal segment 1.7x longer than interocular distance; second antennal segment approx. 1.5x longer than posterior margin of pronotum. Pronotum approx. 2.6x wider than long.

MALE GENITALIA. See generic description.

Measurements. See Table 1.

Plant hosts. One hundred and seventy-one specimens including both sexes of Warrumiris viridis  were collected from species belonging to families Myrtaceae  and Scrophulariaceae  . Forty specimens, including both sexes were found on Eremophila mitchelli  ( Scrophulariaceae  ). One hundred and twenty-three specimens, including both sexes, were collected from Eremophila sturtii  ( Scrophulariaceae  ) ( Table 2, Fig. 5 View Figure ). Eight specimens, including both sexes were collected from Eucalyptus populnea  ( Myrtaceae  ), but are likely to be a sitting record.

Distribution. Warrumiris viridis  is known from multiple, mostly inland locations in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia ( Fig. 4 View Figure ).

Etymology. This species is named after its green body; from the Latin, viridis  .

Remarks. See generic remarks.

NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens, National Herbarium of New South Wales

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History