Fulvius flavicornis Poppius, 1909

Wolski, Andrzej, Gorczyca, Jacek, Yasunaga, Tomohide, indra, Zdenek & Herczek, Aleksander, 2018, Taxonomic review of the bifenestratus species group of the genus Fulvius Stal with descriptions of two new species (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Miridae, Cylapinae), ZooKeys 796, pp. 107-129: 107

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Fulvius flavicornis Poppius, 1909


Fulvius flavicornis Poppius, 1909  Figs 4, 5, 6, 20, 21

Fulvius flavicornis  Poppius, 1909: 30, 34, 44; Bergroth 1920: 76; Carvalho 1957: 17, 1980: 644; Schuh 1995: 27; Sadowska-Woda 2005: 102; Gorczyca 2006: 35.


Eyes contiguous with pronotal collar (Figs 4, 5); antennal segment II yellow, except basal one sixth brownish (Figs 4, 5); basal and apical portions of corium and apex of clavus yellow (Figs 4, 5); left paramere with apical process and paramere body forming obtuse angle, paramere body strongly narrowed medially, broadened apically, apical process elongated, broadened basally, weakly tapering toward apex (Figure 20).


Fulvius flavicornis  is most similar to F. subnitens  and F. tumidipennis  in sharing a yellow patch on the base and apex of the corium and apex of clavus, and the left paramere apical process elongate. Fulvius flavicornis  can be distinguished by the coloration of antennal segment II and by the male genitalia.


Female. Coloration (Figs 4, 5). Dorsum dark brown, with yellowish areas. Head. Dark brown; antennal segment I brownish basally then dark yellowish; segment II yellow, with narrow, brown annulation basally; segments III and IV dark brown; rostrum yellow brown. Thorax. Pronotum. Dark brown. Thoracic pleura. Dark gray brown. Hemelytron. Dark fuscous, embolium, corium, and clavus yellow basally and apically; cuneus dark brown; membrane dark gray. Legs. Forecoxae yellow at basal half, then brownish; remaining segments of each leg missing. Abdomen. Brownish tinged with indistinct, yellow patches. Structure and vestiture (Figs 4, 5). Dorsal surface covered with relatively dense and long setae. Head. Eyes contiguous with pronotal collar.

Male. Similar to ♀ in coloration, texture, and vestiture. Thorax. Legs. Tibiae, femora and tarsi dark brown with dirty yellowish areas. Male genitalia (Figs 20, 21). Left paramere (Figure 20). Apical process broadened on basal one third, thin, tapering toward apex on apical two thirds; paramere body broadened basally and apically, narrowed medially. Aedeagus (Figure 21). Membranous, secondary gonopore undifferentiated.


♀/♂ (holotype measurements first). Body. Length 4.4/3.7, width 1.5/1.1. Head. Length of head 0.6/0.5, width 0.5/0.5, interocular distance 0.24. Antenna. Length of segment I 0.5/0.5, II 1.2/0.9, III 0.6 (♂, missing in ♀), IV 0.7 (♂, missing in ♀). Labium (♀, immeasurable in ♂). Length of segment I 0.7, II 0.9, III 1.1, IV 0.5. Pronotum. Length of pronotum 0.6/0.5, length of anterior margin 0.5/0.5, lateral margins 0.7/0.6, posterior margin 1.3/1.3.




Indonesia (Sumatra: Sirambas).

Type material.

Holotype ♀: INDONESIA: SUMATRA, SI-RAMBÉ, XII.90 - III.91, E. MODIGLIANI; Museo Civ. Genova; Fulvius flavicornis  n. sp.; HOLOTYPUS, Fulvius flavicornis  B. Poppius, 1909 ( MCSN).

Additional examined material.

♂: MALAYSIA: W. Perak, 40 km SE of IPOH, 900 m, Banjaran Titi Wangsa, RINGLET, 29.iii.15.iv 2004, Čechowsky Petr lgt. ( NHMW).