Hainanmezira,

Bai, Xiaoshuan, Heiss, Ernst & Cai, Wanzhi, 2011, New taxa and records of flat bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae) from Hainan of China, Zootaxa 3012, pp. 48-58: 56

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.278581

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C387FA-FFF4-FFE7-BBF4-FBA37E9FF9A2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hainanmezira
status

 

Hainanmezira  n. sp. 2

(Photo 6, 9).

A single female labelled: China, Hainan, Jianfeng / Nanya 644m / 2007 VIII 22 Bai XS / Ent.Mus. CAU, Beijing ( CAU) shows some differences to latiscutellata  n. sp.: smaller size, more egg-shaped abdomen, long diverging genae, much shorter scutellum, and larger wing pads; and the large flat apodemal depressions on tergal plate are more rounded and smooth. These differences may indicate that this specimen belongs to a second species but because of the unknown variability we refrain from describing it formally. Its taxonomic status will be clarified when more material is available.

Measurements. Length 5.9 mm; head length / width 24 / 23; pronotum l/w 15 / 32; mesonotum l/w 11 / 38; length of antennae / width of head 1.63, length of antennal segments I/II/III/IV = 10.5 / 6.5 / 11.5 / 9, width of abdomen 3.0 mm.

CAU

China Agricultural University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aradidae