Cyrtomenus (Cyrtomenus) crassus Walker,

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: 28-29

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Cyrtomenus (Cyrtomenus) crassus Walker


Cyrtomenus (Cyrtomenus) crassus Walker 

Diagnosis. The very broadly rounded anteocular part of head beyond which the eyes project only slightly, added to the presence of a postmedian row of setigerous punctures on lateral third of sternites IV to VI, will separate this species. Body length 7.93 to 8.98 mm.

Head. Anterior margin very broadly rounded; eyes projecting beyond sides of head by not more than onethird their width; juga longer than tylus and nearly or quite contiguous in front of it; apices of juga and tylus broadly recurved; surface noticeably convex, shining, with prominent, coarse, irregular rugae radiating from base of tylus, minutely punctuate; jugum ventrally shining, in part obsoletely rugulose. Pronotum. Lateral margin straight to slightly concave on basal two-thirds, with submarginal row of 15 to 18 setigerous punctures; transverse impression distinct laterally, obsolete medially, interrupted medially by a irregular row of coarse punctures; anterior lobe impunctate except for moderate punctures laterally and in subapical band; posterior lobe with several coarse punctures anteriorly, these more numerous medially; propleuron shining, with few distinct punctures in depression; mesopleuron with lateral area polished, impunctate, with few oblique rugulae; metapleuron with lateral margin of evaporatorium more or less concave, lateral area polished and impunctate. Scutellum. Length subequal to, slightly longer or shorter than width; disc with few to several widely scattered, coarse, sunken punctures. Hemelytra. Clavus and corium shining; clavus with one submedian row of punctures; mesocorial punctuation forming two rows, elsewhere, except along radial vein, uniformly punctuate; exocorium more irregularly and less densely punctuate than mesocorium; costa with six to ten setigerous punctures. Legs. Posterior tibia strongly dilated toward apex; anterior tibia with nine or ten stout, flattened, blunt spines arising from blackened elevation on dorsal margin. Sternites shining, polished or faintly alutaceous, rugulose in spiracular area; setigerous punctures on segments III to VII prominent, with long setae.

Old records. Antigua ( Froeschner 1960).

New records. 7 female, 2 males, Izabal, ca. 25 km SSE Morales, 15 ° 22 ’ 749 ’’ N 88 ° 41 ’ 692 ’’ W, 950m, 20 /VII/ 2007, R. Zack. ( WSUC, UVGC, CNIN, IEXA).


Collecion de Artropodos


Coleccion Nacional de Insectos, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico