Pangaeus (Homaloporus) rugiceps Horvath,

M, Cristina Mayorga & P, Luis Cervantes, 2009, Two new species of Amnestus from Guatemala, with new records for some other Guatemalan burrower bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae), Zootaxa 2311, pp. 19-37: 31

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Pangaeus (Homaloporus) rugiceps Horvath


Pangaeus (Homaloporus) rugiceps Horvath 

Diagnosis. This is the only species in the subgenus with a single submarginal setigerous puncture in front of the eye. Body length 5.6 to 7.22 mm.

Head. Anterior margin an elongated semicircle; juga longer than apically narrowed tylus and nearly or quite contiguous beyond it; juga impunctate, with strong, mostly transverse rugae, submarginally with one setigerous puncture anterior to eye; ocelli moderately large; jugum ventrally in large part rugopunctate; bucculae about as high as rostral II; rostrum reaching between middle coxae. Pronotum. Anterior margin shallowly, doubly emarginated: lateral margins straight to very slightly sinuate, with six setigerous submarginal punctures; transverse impression weak, obsolete at middle, marked by medially interrupted, irregular row of coarse punctures: surface elsewhere impunctate, except for prominent punctures laterally on anterior lobe and a few medially on posterior lobe; propleuron vaguely alutaceous, with no distinct punctures; prosternal carina less than half as high as rostral II, and sharp; mesopleuron and metapleuron with lateral area finely alutaceous, impunctate; metapleuron with evaporatorium moderately concave laterally. Scutellum. Surface polished, basal third to fourth impunctate, disc with several widely scattered, coarse punctures and numerous interspersed minute punctures. Hemelytra. Clavus and corium shining, very weakly alutaceous; clavus with a partial row of punctures; mesocorium with two complete rows, discally with numerous scattered small punctures becoming more abundant and stronger apically; exocorium with few weak punctures; costa with two or three setigerous punctures. Sternites shining, impunctate but with fine longitudinal rugae in spiracular area.

Old records. Chiquimula; Sacapulas; Zacapa ( Froeschner, 1960).

New records. 83 females, 52 males, Zacapa, Santa Cruz, Marble Quarry rd, NE of Teculutan, 15 ° 01’ 680 ’’ N 89 ° 40 ’ 447 ’, 290m, 19 /VII/ 2007, R. Zack. ( WSUC, UVGC, CNIN, IEXA).


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