Hekista, KIRKALDY, 1902

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 : 464

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scientific name

Hekista
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HEKISTA KIRKALDY, 1902  

FIGS 3 View Figures 1–9 , 26, 28 View Figures 22–33 , 34, 35 View Figures 34–45 , 70, 71 View Figures 59–78 , 90, 91, 100, 101 View Figures 88–103

Hekista Kirkaldy, 1902: 248   . Type species: Hekista laudator Kirkaldy, 1902   (by monotypy).

Diagnosis

Recognized by the following combination of characters: body elongate, parallel-sided ( Fig. 3 View Figures 1–9 ); antennal segment I equal to or slightly shorter than head width; labium reaching middle of mesosternum, labial segment IV claw-shaped, distinctly longer than wide, twice thinner than segment III and strongly tapering from base ( Fig. 26 View Figures 22–33 ); pronotal collar matt, equal to width of antennal segment I; pronotum with deep punctures ( Fig. 3 View Figures 1–9 ); exocorium narrow, whitish; cuneal fracture not incised; cuneus narrowly triangular, at least twice as long as wide at base; genital capsule without additional processes; right paramere large, less than twice as small as left paramere; left paramere falciform, with indistinct sensory lobe and almost straight, gradually tapering apical process ( Fig. 71 View Figures 59–78 ).

Hekista   is somewhat similar to Bryocorella   (see relevant section) and Cobalorrhynchus   . Differs from the latter in the narrow, parallel-sided body, colour pattern of hemelytron, deep punctures on pronotum, and deeply scalloped sides of scutellum.

Diversity and distribution

The genus includes four species, Hekista papuensis Carvalho, 1981   and Hekista similaris Carvalho, 1981   known from Papua New Guinea, Hekista laudator Kirkaldy, 1902   known from Indonesian islands, and Hekista novitius (Distant, 1904)   described from northeastern India.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Loc

Hekista

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

Hekista

Kirkaldy GW 1902: 248
1902