Bryophilocapsus, YASUNAGA, 2000

Konstantinov, Fedor V. & Knyshov, Alexander A., 2015, The tribe Bryocorini (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Bryocorinae): phylogeny, description of a new genus, and adaptive radiation on ferns, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175 (3), pp. 441-472 : 460-461

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12283

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scientific name

Bryophilocapsus
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BRYOPHILOCAPSUS YASUNAGA, 2000  

Bryophilocapsus Yasunaga, 2000: 95   . Type species: Bryophilocapsus tosamontanus Yasunaga, 2000   (by monotypy).

Diagnosis

Recognized by the following combination of characters: antennal segment I about one-half the width of head and somewhat shorter than width of vertex; labium long, reaching apex of middle coxa; pronotal collar wider than width of antennal segment I; pronotum with shallow punctures; margin of exocorium convex; cuneal fracture incised; cuneus broadly triangular, slightly longer than basal width; membrane strongly deflect- ed; right paramere about twice as small as left paramere; left paramere falciform, with indistinct sensory lobe, apically dentate (see figs in Yasunaga, 2000). It is similar to Monalocoris   in the short antennal segment I, incised cuneal fracture, and membrane deflected at base of cuneus, but has many distinctive features, e.g. larger size (3.0–3.6), pronotal collar distinctly wider than width of antennal segment I, and shape of left paramere.

Diversity and distribution

The genus was originally described and remains monotypic with Bryophilocapsus tosamontanus Yasunaga, 2000   known from Shikoku Island, southern Japan.

Remarks

In contrast to all other species of the tribe, B. tosamontanus   was found on a thuidiaceous moss, Thuidium cymbifolium (Dozy & Molk.) Dozy & Molk.   (Bryophyta: Thuidiaceae   ). No material of this genus was available for examination; the above account is based on the original description and figures present- ed in Yasunaga (2000).

COBALORRHYNCHUS REUTER, 1906  

FIGS 1, 2 View Figures 1–9

Cobalorrhynchus Reuter, 1906: 1   . Type species: Cobalorrhynchus biquadrangulifer Reuter, 1906   (by monotypy). Synonymized with Bryocoris Fallén   by Yasunaga & Kerzhner, 1998: 88. Restored to subgeneric status by Hu & Zheng, 2000.

Diagnosis

Recognized by the following combination of characters: labium reaching middle of mesosternum, labial segment IV claw-shaped, distinctly longer than wide, twice thinner than segment III, and strongly tapering from base; antennal segment I distinctly shorter than head width, but somewhat longer than vertex width; pronotal collar matt, slightly longer than width of antennal segment I, finely scalloped posteriorly; pronotum with shallow punctures; hemelytron in lateral view with narrow dark-brown line along entire costal margin, sometimes indistinct at base; genital capsule with large single-coned process above left paramere or without any processes; right paramere about twice as small as left paramere; left paramere falciform, with indistinct sensory lobe and almost straight, gradually tapering apical process; both sexes always macropterous.

The genus is most similar to Bryocoris   in size range, overall body proportions, and colour pattern of hemelytron; however Bryocoris   clearly differs from Cobalorrhynchus   in the short and thick labial segment IV, absence of the brown line along costal margin, the genital capsule with characteristic twinconed process above the left paramere, the reduced right

paramere, the complex shape of left paramere with welldefined sensory lobe and twisted apical process, and the occurrence of brachyptery.

Diversity and distribution

Cobalorrhynchus   has 11 species: Cobalorrhynchus biquadrangulifer Reuter, 1906   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus convexicollis (Hsiao, 1941)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus flaviceps (Zheng and Liu, 1992)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus hsiaoi (Zheng and Liu, 1992)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus latiusculus (Hu and Zheng, 2007)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus latus (Lin, 2003)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus lii ( Hu & Zheng, 2000)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus lobatus ( Hu & Zheng, 2000)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus paravittatus (Lin, 2003)   comb. nov.; Cobalorrhynchus sichuanensis ( Hu & Zheng, 2000)   comb. nov.; and Cobalorrhynchus vittatus ( Hu & Zheng, 2000)   comb. nov. The distributional range of this genus is restricted to southern and central China (Xizang, Sichuan, Gansu, Yunnan, Shaanxi, and Guangxi provinces, Taiwan) with just one species, C. hsiaoi   , also known from Japan.

Remarks

Hu & Zheng (2000) defined Cobalorrhynchus   in the currently accepted sense and treated it as a subgenus of Bryocoris   without discussing the diagnostic features of the latter. Our results are fully congruent with the treatment of Hu and Zheng, but show little support for the monophyly of Bryocoris   s.l. Therefore, we propose regarding Bryocoris Fallén, 1829   and Cobalorrhynchus Reuter, 1906   as two separate genera.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Loc

Bryophilocapsus

Konstantinov, Fedor V. & Knyshov, Alexander A. 2015
2015
Loc

Bryophilocapsus

Yasunaga T 2000: 95
2000
Loc

Cobalorrhynchus

Yasunaga T & Kerzhner IM 1998: 88
Reuter OM 1906: 1
1906