Notocyrtus dispersus Carvalho

Gil-Santana, Hélcio R. & Forero, Dimitri, 2009, A new species of Notocyrtus, a new synonym of Coilopus, and new records and notes on other Harpactorini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) from South America, Zootaxa 2148, pp. 55-67 : 63-65

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Notocyrtus dispersus Carvalho


Notocyrtus dispersus Carvalho View in CoL & Costa, 1992

Discussion. In the description of N. dispersus, Carvalho & Costa (1992) stated that males have the pronotum black, except the third lobe which is pale; the ventral side of abdomen with black markings towards the dorsal margin of each segment, pale at the posterior portion of each, and that the color of females is the same as males. However, four specimens examined now, including two paratypes, despite having the same pronotal structure, show extensive pale areas in pronotum that form a transversal fascia (Fig. 17). In the key provided by Carvalho & Costa (1992) to the species of Notocyrtus , the presence of such a transversal fascia would prevent to identify N. dispersus as such; therefore, this fact must be kept in mind when using the key.

PLATE 8. Figs. 28–34. Orbella putshkovi , male, 28, dorsal view, 29–30, abdomen, lateral view, 31, hind leg, dorsal view, 32, pygophore, lateral view, 33–34, median process of pygophore, 33, lateral view, 34, posterior view.

The examined females have yellowish-orange abdominal sternites, and a few have as well reddish or dark medial bands. Males have large medial dark bands on each sternite.

Material examined. BRAZIL, 1Ƥ, Bahia, Conceição de Almeida, 21-VII-1979, Johann Becker leg. [ MNRJ]; 13, Mato Grosso, Chapada dos Guimarães, III-1979, Johann Becker leg. [ MNRJ]; 13 paratype, Minas Gerais, Serra da Caraça, 1880 m [a.s.l.], XI-[1]961, Kloss, Lenko, Martins & Silva leg. [ MZSP]; 1Ƥ, 13, paratypes, São Paulo, Andes, II-[1]955, M. Carrera [leg.] [ MZSP].


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