Abdastartus muiri Drake

Guilbert, Eric, 2015, New species and new records of Tingidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from Vietnam, Zootaxa 3956 (4), pp. 531-546: 533-534

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3956.4.5

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scientific name

Abdastartus muiri Drake
status

 

Abdastartus muiri Drake  , revised combination

Abdastartus muiri Drake 1927 a  , p. 307

Material examined. 1 M, Fyan, 1200 m, 11.VII – 9.VIII. 1961, N.R. Spencer coll. ( BPBM); 2 spec, Lao Cai, 5 km, E of town, 200 m, N° 128, 26 /XI/ 1971, leg. Topal-Matakasi ( HMNH)

Discussion. These specimens are very similar to the type, but have no median cephalic spine (the habitus drawn by Péricart (1990) from specimens from Sri-Lanka also have no median cephalic spine). They do have the same paranota, and the same hemelytral structure, however. The bucculae is broad as in other Abdastratus species. The specimens are similar to A. smetanai Péricart  , but there are four areolae across the discoidal area (and not only three as in A. smetanai  ), and the frontal spines are shorter. The specimens also differ from A. atrus Motschulsky  in having wider paranota not reduced to a ridge. They are also similar to A. sacchari Drake  in the size of the paranota. However all of the spines are longer. The genus Abdastartus Distant  differs from Aphelotingis Drake  by the much shorter bucculae and fourth antennal joint. However, in A. muiri  , the bucculae and fourth antennal joint are not much shorter. In addition, the head and pronotum of Aphelotingis smetanai  are not elevated anteriorly as in Abdastartus  , as indicated by Drake (1948). Also, the habitus of the two Aphelotingis  species differ notably from the one Abdastartus  species. Further, Aphelotingis  is from the African region and Abdastartus  is from the Oriental region. Aphelotingis muiri  is herein transferred back to Abdastartus  .

Distribution. Abdastartus muiri  previously was known from Sri Lanka ( Péricart 1990), Java ( Indonesia) and Singapore ( Drake 1927 a).

BPBM

Bishop Museum

HMNH

Hayashibara Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Tingidae

Genus

Abdastartus

Loc

Abdastartus muiri Drake

Guilbert, Eric 2015
2015
Loc

Abdastartus muiri

Drake 1927
1927