Baptista species

Ye, Zhen, Polhemus, Dan A. & Bu, Wenjun, 2014, First record of the genus Baptista Distant, 1903 (Heteroptera: Veliidae) from China, with descriptions of two new species, Zootaxa 3811 (3), pp. 301-315: 314

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3811.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F6C8405D-FEE5-41AB-A169-354915C93161

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5116247

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C98781-6D67-961F-5FFF-FF5484B8FD0D

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Baptista species
status

 

Key to Baptista species   of China (males)

1. Fore femur highly modified, strongly bent on apical third, ventral surface with large pilose tumescence before apex ( Fig 14 View FIGURES 14–17 ); abdominal ventrite VI produced posterolaterally on each side into a pilose, fingerlike, posteriorly-directed projection ( Fig 10 View FIGURES 10–13 ); paramere falciform, apex pointed (Figs 27, 28)..................................................... .. B. digitata  

- Fore femur not modified as above ( Figs. 15–17 View FIGURES 14–17 ); abdominal ventrite VI normal, lacking fingerlike projection pleurally; paramere not falciform, shape variable, apical portion often dilated to varying degrees............................... 2

2. Head yellow dorsally ( Fig 6 View FIGURES 6–9 ); fore tibia with conspicuous row of short, stout, black protuberances ventrally (Fig 19); abdominal ventrite VII with posterior margin bearing a deep, angular incision medially, this incision separating a pair (1+1) of posteriorly-directed, apically concave projections which contact a similar pair of anteriorly-directed projections arising from abdominal ventrite VIII ( Fig 12 View FIGURES 10–13 )........................................................... B. curvicornis   sp. n.

- Head blackish dorsally; fore tibia with conspicuous row of short, black spines ventrally (Figs 18, 20); abdominal ventrite VII with posterior margin medially incised, but lacking a pair of projections as above ( Figs 11, 13 View FIGURES 10–13 )......................... 3

3. Legs relatively slender; fore tibia straight ( Fig 15 View FIGURES 14–17 ); abdominal ventrite VII with posterior margin bearing a V–shaped incision posteromedially ( Fig 11 View FIGURES 10–13 ); segment VIII and proctiger as illustrated ( Figs 22 View FIGURES 21–25 , 29); paramere distally widened, apex curved, acute (Figs 30, 31)............................................................................... B. hoedli  

- Legs relatively stout; fore tibia slightly curved ( Fig 17 View FIGURES 14–17 ); abdominal ventrite VII with posterior margin bearing a U–shaped incision posteromedially ( Fig 13 View FIGURES 10–13 ); segment VIII and proctiger as illustrated ( Figs 23 View FIGURES 21–25 , 35); paramere slightly curved on central portion, apex rounded, blunt (Figs 36, 37)......................................................... B. obtusa   sp. n.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Veliidae

Genus

Baptista