Platymeris biguttatus ( Linnaeus 1767 )

Li, Hu, Zhao, Guangyu, Cao, Liangming, Xu, Kang & Cai, Wanzhi, 2010, Taxonomic and bionomic notes on the white spot assassin bug Platymeris biguttatus (Linnaeus) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Reduviinae), Zootaxa 2644, pp. 47-56: 48

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Platymeris biguttatus ( Linnaeus 1767 )
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Platymeris biguttatus ( Linnaeus 1767) 

( Figs. 1–38View FIGURE 1View FIGURES 2 – 13View FIGURES 14 – 21View FIGURES 22 – 29View FIGURES 30 – 37View FIGURE 38)

Cimex biguttatus Linnaeus 1767: 725  .

Reduvius biguttatus: Fabricius 1775: 731  .

Cimex guineensis Gmelin 1790: 2198  .

Patymeris (sic) biguttata: Laporte 1833: 78  .

Platymeris biguttata: Burmeister 1835: 233  ; Maldonado-Capriles 1990: 428. Platymerus (sic) biguttatus: Amyot & Serville 1843: 334  . Platymeris biguttatus Fabricius  (sic): Stål 1859: 188. Platymeris biguttata  var. guttastipennis  (sic): Schouteden 1931: 137.

Redescription. Coloration: Black, shining. Eyes, ocelli, spots on external side of ocelli, tarsi brown; subapical portion of femora yellowish; two spots on basal portion of fore wings whitish ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1).

Structure: Body large-sized. Leg and abdomen beneath clothed with long and short setae; antennae, lateral and ventral surfaces of head, dorsal surface of anteocular portion, rostrum clothed with short setae; fore and mid trochanters ventrally, basal portion of femora ventrally, apical portion of tibiae bilaterally densely clothed with red brown short setae. Head long, obviously longer than the length of anterior pronotal lobe; eyes large, bilaterally prominent, slightly wider than collar; anteocular region longer than postocular; processes between antennae tumescent; longitudinal depression between eyes shallow; ocellar area prominent; first segment of rostrum as long as second ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 2 – 13); anterior pronotal lobe sculptured, much shorter than posterior lobe; posterior pronotal lobe tumescent in middle, postero-lateral margins of posterior pronotal lobe slightly concave, lateral angles spinous, posterior margin of posterior pronotal lobe nearly straight; scutellum concave in the middle, apical spine tilted, lateral spine erect; membrane not reaching tip of abdomen ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1); spongy furrow of fore and mid tibiae developed, as long as one third of each tibia. Pygophore oblong, ventral surface clothed with setae, median process triangular ( Figs. 3, 4View FIGURES 2 – 13); parameres club-shaped, bent, apex tumescent and with a hooked process, sub-apical portion with several long setae, distal half ventrally and dorsally with short setae ( Figs. 6–8View FIGURES 2 – 13); basal plate developed and curled, basal plate bridge slender, basal plate prolongation wide ( Figs. 9-11View FIGURES 2 – 13); phallosoma distinctly asymmetrical ( Figs. 9, 10, 12, 13View FIGURES 2 – 13); dorsal phallotheca sclerite reaching tip of phallosoma in resting condition; struts reaching apex of phallosoma ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 2 – 13), bent to left; lateral endosoma processes asymmetrical, left process much larger than right one ( Figs. 9, 10, 12, 13View FIGURES 2 – 13).

Measurements [3 (n= 7)/Ƥ(n= 8), in mm]: Body length 32.5–32.63 / 34.13–34.75; abdomen width 10.50– 11.25 / 10.88–11.88. Length head 4.73–4.84 / 5.16–5.27; length anteocular portion 2.04–2.15 / 2.26–2.37; length postocular portion 0.97–1.08 / 1.12–1.40; interocellar space 0.25–0.50 / 0.45–0.70; length synthlipsis 1.63–1.75 / 1.70–1.95; length antennal segments I –IV= 2.50 / 2.50, 8.13–8.63 / 8.20–8.70, 6.13–6.57 / 6.85 –7.00, 3.75–4.20 / 4.15–4.30; length rostral segments I –III= 2.13–2.50 / 2.38–2.56, 2.25–2.38 / 2.38–2.45, 1.10–1.38 / 1.13–1.46; length anterior pronotal lobe 2.50–3.13 / 2.63–3.25; length posterior lobe 5.00– 5.14 / 5.10–5.35; width thorax 9.88–10.75 / 10.00– 11.15; length hemelytron 20.63–21.75 / 20.75–22.25.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Platymeris

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Platymeris biguttatus ( Linnaeus 1767 )

Li, Hu, Zhao, Guangyu, Cao, Liangming, Xu, Kang & Cai, Wanzhi 2010
2010
Loc

Platymeris biguttata:

Maldonado-Capriles 1990: 428
Schouteden 1931: 137
Stal 1859: 188
Amyot 1843: 334
Burmeister 1835: 233
1990
Loc

Cimex biguttatus

Linnaeus 1767: 725
Loc

Reduvius biguttatus:

Fabricius 1775: 731
Loc

Cimex guineensis

Gmelin 1790: 2198