Braunus ocellatus ( Thomas, 2001 ) Thomas, 2001

Barão, Kim Ribeiro, Garbelotto, Thereza De Almeida, Campos, Luiz Alexandre & Grazia, Jocelia, 2016, Unusual looking pentatomids: reassessing the taxonomy of Braunus Distant and Lojus McDonald (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), Zootaxa 4078 (1), pp. 168-186 : 181-182

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4078.1.16

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6081318

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF87AB-1B26-FFC7-9AC4-99723562FBB1

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scientific name

Braunus ocellatus ( Thomas, 2001 )
status

comb. nov.

Braunus ocellatus ( Thomas, 2001) comb. nov.

( Figures 11 View FIGURES 1 – 11 , 54–79, 81– 82 View FIGURES 54 – 59 View FIGURES 60 – 73 View FIGURES 74 – 77 View FIGURES 78 – 82 )

Lojus ocellatus Thomas, 2001: 854 –857, figs 1–4.

Material examined. Holotype ♂, ECUADOR, Napo, Cabañas San Isidro, 2 km NW Cosanga, 0° 40 ’S 77 ° 55 ’W, 22–30.I. 1996, T.J. Henry leg. ( USNM) GoogleMaps . Paratype ♀, same label data as holotype ( DBTC) GoogleMaps . Paratype ♂, ECUADOR, Napo, CabañasSan Isidro , 2 km NW Cosanga, 0° 33 ’S 77 ° 55 ’W, 20–23.VII.1998, 2150 m, premontaine rain forest, Ratcliffe, Jameson, Smith and Villatoro leg. ( UNSM) GoogleMaps . Additional material examined. 3 ♂ 3 ♀, ECUADOR, Napo, Yanayacu Biological Station , 2144 m, 0.60 °S 77.89 °W, 24–30.XI. 2009, D. Forero leg. [EC09_L 1] (1 ♂ 1 ♀ UCRC; 1 ♂ 1 ♀ USNM; 1 ♂ 1 ♀ MNRJ) GoogleMaps ; 1 ♀, ECUADOR, Napo, 1.3 km SW of Baeza, 2050 m, 00° 28 ’ 34 ”S 77 ° 53 ’ 47 ”W, 11.XI. 2006, J. Skuhrovec leg. ( NMPC) GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis. Body color light brown ( Figs 54–55 View FIGURES 54 – 59 ). Anterior angles of pronotum each with obtuse projection; each anterolateral margin with three small spines, not evenly distributed; humeral angles quadrate, each with bilobed apex, anterior lobe with 1–2 spines and posterior lobe with a digitoid process; posterior margin weakly concave ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). Apex of scutellum reaching abdominal segment V. Apex of hemelytral radial vein calloused; corium reaching abdominal segment VI; membrane reaching anterior margin of abdominal segment VII on females ( Fig. 57 View FIGURES 54 – 59 ) and surpassing abdominal apex on males ( Fig. 56 View FIGURES 54 – 59 ). Male genitalia: posterolateral angles obtuse; inferior layer of ventral rim emarginate with one projection medially ( Figs 60–65 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ). Female genitalia: posterior margin of each gonocoxite 8 concave; posterior margin of each laterotergite 8 acute; lateral margin of each laterotergite 9 straight ( Figs 74–75 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ).

Male genitalia. Dorsal rim sinuous ( Figs 60–61 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; dr). Posterolateral angles obtuse ( Figs 60–61 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; pa). Inferior layer of ventral rim with median projection ( Figs 64–65 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; vr); superior layer of ventral rim depressed medially ( Figs 62–63 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; sl). Segment X rectangular ( Figs 62 –63, 67 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; X). Parameres F-shaped, apex acute dorsally and ventrally; basal process rounded bearing setal tuft ( Figs 60 –63, 66 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; par). Phallus: limit of sclerotized and membranous area of phallotheca straight ( Figs 70–71 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; ph). Ventral conjunctival processes each curved toward vesica apically, dorsal surface concave ( Figs 68–73 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; vcp). Each laterodorsal conjunctival process digitiform, sclerotized, longer than vesica ( Figs 68–73 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; lcp). Vesica cup-like, strongly projected dorsally, with dorsal margin uniformly concave ( Figs 70–73 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; v). Ductus seminis distalis ventrally curved, originating in central part of vesica ( Figs 70–73 View FIGURES 60 – 73 ; ds). Process of gonopore absent.

Female genitalia. Gonocoxites 8 longer than wide; sutural margins juxtaposed at 1 / 3 basal portion, each widely separated and sinuous on the remaining 2 / 3; posterior margins concave; each sutural margin with fringe of setae covering gonapophyses 8 ( Figs 74–75 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; gc 8). Gonapophyses 8 visible, carinated medially ( Figs 74–75 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; g 8). Laterotergites 8 triangular, longer than wide; each posterior margin acute surpassing tergite 8; each spiracle placed posterior to lateral angle of each gonocoxite 8 ( Figs 74–75 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; la 8). Gonocoxites 9 trapezoidal, each with 1 + 1 tufts of long setae on disc ( Figs 74–77 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; gc 9). Each laterotergite 9 digitiform, depressed basally; apex rounded and surpassing tergite 8 ( Figs 74–75 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; la 9). Segment X rectangular ( Figs 74–75 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; X). Gonapophyses 9 each 1 + 1 sclerotized areas surrounding chitinellipsen ( Figs 76–77 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; ch) and 1 + 1 lateral folds reaching posterior margin of chitinellipsen ( Figs 76–77 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; ch). Chitinellipsen circular ( Figs 76–77 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; ch). Thickening of vaginal intima tube-like ( Figs 76–77 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; t vi). Median duct of vesicular area with a sclerotized ring at base ( Figs 76–77 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; md). Capsula seminalis with three processes ( Figs 76–77 View FIGURES 74 – 77 ; cs).

Measurements. Total length, 8.5 ± 0.37 (7.7–9.5); head length, 2.2 ± 0.11 (1.9–2.5); head width, 1.4 ± 0.04 (1.3–1.5); length of pronotum, 1.7 ± 0.05 (1.6–1.9); width of pronotum at base, 3.9 ± 0.16 (3.5–4.3); maximum width of pronotum at humeral angle, 5.4 ± 0.20 (4.9 –6.0); length of scutellum, 2.6 ± 0.15 (2.3 –3.0); width of scutellum, 2.5 ± 0.10 (2.5–2.8); width of abdomen across third segment, 4.6 ± 0.21 (4.2–5.4).

Distribution. Ecuador (Napo) ( Figs 78 –79, 81– 82 View FIGURES 78 – 82 ).

USNM

USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]

DBTC

Donald B. Thomas

UNSM

USA, Nebraska, Lincoln, University of Nebraska State Museum

UCRC

USA, California, Riverside, University of California

MNRJ

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Cristovao, Universidade do Rio Janeiro, Museu Nacional

NMPC

Czech Republic, Prague, National Museum (Natural History)

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UNSM

University of Nebraska State Museum

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pentatomidae

Genus

Braunus

Loc

Braunus ocellatus ( Thomas, 2001 )

Barão, Kim Ribeiro, Garbelotto, Thereza De Almeida, Campos, Luiz Alexandre & Grazia, Jocelia 2016
2016
Loc

Lojus ocellatus

Thomas 2001: 854
2001