Jornandes nathani, Schaffner & Schwartz, 2008
Schaffner, JC & Schwartz, MD, 2008, Revision Of The Mexican Genera Ficinus Distant And Jornandes Distant With The Description Of 21 New Species (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Orthotylini), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2008 (309), pp. 1-87 : 58-61
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Jornandes nathani , new species Figures 3, 10D, 27
HOLOTYPE: 3, MEXICO: Puebla: 5 mi SE of Izucar de Matamoros [18.54858 ° N
98.41242 ° W], July 20, 1984, Carroll, Schaffner, Friedlander ( AMNH _PBI 00184926). Deposited in the collection of the Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City D.F.
DIAGNOSIS: Recognized by head and antennal segments I and II yellowish brown, apex of clypeus dark fuscous to black, pronotum yellowish brown occasionally with variable fuscous coloration medially, hemelytron and abdomen primarily dark fuscous to black (fig. 3); vertex wider than length of antennal segment I; labium reaching or barely reaching mesocoxa; width of pronotum greater than length of antennal segment II; metepisternum dorsal to evaporative area of scent gland with microtrichia. Jornandes nathani is most similar to J. tehuacanensis , but antennal segments I and II of J. nathani are pale, whereas segment II is dark fuscous or dark on the base and apex in J. tehuacanensis . The eye of the male is conspicuously larger in J. nathani than in J. tehuacanensis .
DESCRIPTION: Male: COLORATION: Dorsum yellowish brown and dark fuscous to black. Head, yellowish brown with maxillary plate yellowish brown to fuscous, and extreme apex of clypeus pale fuscous; antenna pale yellowish brown; frequently segments III and IV fuscous; labium with segment I and IV dark fuscous, remainder yellowish brown. Pronotum yellowish brown, occasionally with fuscous coloration medially. Mesoscutum dark fuscous, sometimes paler laterally; scutellum dark fuscous to black. Hemelytron fuscous to dark fuscous with base yellowish brown, membrane usually pale medially, remainder fuscous. Legs pale yellowish brown with meso- and metacoxae pale fuscous basally, tarsi fuscous at apex. Meso- and metapleuron and sternum ranging from yellowish brown to dark fuscous with pale brown coloration primarily on mesopleuron. Abdomen dark fuscous to black. VESTITURE: Head, disc of pronotum, scutellum, and corium with conspicuous setae, the length of which about as long as diameter of the antennal segment II, pleuron of thorax almost devoid of setae, antennal segments II–IV with short decumbent setae; semierect spines on tibiae as long or longer than diameter of respective tibia; decumbent setae of abdomen longer and more dense. GENITALIA (fig. 27): Genital segment with pair of pointed tergal processes placed right and left of midline on dorsal margin of aperture, right process longer than, left process; ventroposterior margin of capsule flattened, flangelike, subgenital plate asymmetrically placed near left paramere fossa, moderately wide distally, distal to aperture of capsule. Left paramere C-shaped in dorsal view; shorter distally than in other species of Jornandes , diameter abruptly widened at expanded mittenlike apex, subapical dorsal margin of paramere protruding. Right paramere slightly larger than left paramere, T-shaped in lateral view; sensory lobe not modified; apex of paramere with large, pointed dorsal lobe and slightly shorter, pointed ventral lobe. Phallotheca subrectangular, subequal in length to vesical spiculum; aperture sinuate, widely open from base of right side across dorsal surface to apex and left of apex. Vesica with long, sinuate, bifurcate spiculum, base strongly sinuate, situated on dorsal surface of ductus seminis; trunk of spiculum wide medially, apex of trunk with somewhat recurved, needlelike, serrate branches; base of spiculum with flattened, truncate process.
Female: Color and vestiture same as for male.
MEASUREMENTS: Male (n 5 14; holotype given first followed in parentheses by average and range): Length, 3.44 (3.49, 3.20– 3.70); width, 1.56 (1.62, 1.50–1.70). Head length, 0.20 (0.21, 0.18–0.24); width, 0.90 (0.89, 0.86–0.90); vertex width, 0.34 (0.33, 0.30–0.34). Length of antennal segment I, 0.28 (0.27, 0.24–0.30); II, 1.20 (1.16, 1.06– 1.22); III, 0.90 (0.83, 0.76–0.90); IV, 0.40 (0.38, 0.34–0.42). Pronotal length, 0.64 (0.64, 0.62–0.68); width across base, 1.26 (1.29, 1.18–1.36). Cuneal length, 0.64 (0.66, 0.60– 0.70); width across base, 0.50 (0.52, 0.48– 0.54).
Female (n 5 20; average given first followed in parentheses by range): Length 3.32 (3.08–3.58); width, 1.70 (1.60–1.88). Head length, 0.23 (0.20–0.28); width, 0.87 (0.82–0.90); vertex width, 0.40 (0.36–0.42). Length of antennal segment I, 0.26 (0.24– 0.28); II, 1.06 (0.96–1.14); III, 0.73 (0.68– 0.84); IV, 0.38 (0.34–0.42). Pronotal length, 0.64 (0.60–0.70); width across base, 1.31 (1.22–1.38). Cuneal length, 0.59 (0.52–0.66); width across base, 0.55 (0.48–0.60).
DISCUSSION: Specimens from 6 mi E of Xochipala have the maxillary plate and much of the pleural and sternal regions of the thorax yellowish brown; these areas on specimens from other localities are fuscous to black. Jornandes nathani is one of six species having the scutellum and hemelytra dark fuscous to black and the pronotum a dull or bright shade of yellowish orange to yellowish brown. This species is most similar to J. tehuacanensis , which is also in the group. Both species share similarities in color and, importantly, the rather even distribution
of short decumbent but conspicuous setae on the scutellum and corium. The structure of the male genitalia of J. nathani is somewhat similar to that of J. rachelleae , especially the form of the vesical spiculum. J. rachelleae is also in this group of six species.
HOST PLANT: Unknown.
ETYMOLOGY: Name in honor of the second author’s son Eric Nathan.
DISTRIBUTION: Known from five localities in northern Guerrero and western Puebla (fig. 10D).
PARATYPES: MEXICO: Guerrero: 2.1 mi N of Cacahuamilpa, 18.67339 ° N 99.55333 ° W, 19 Jul 1984, Carroll, Schaffner, Friedlan- der, 13 (AMNH_PBI 00185240) (AMNH). 23 (AMNH_PBI 00185238, AMNH_PBI 00185239),
3♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185241 View Materials – AMNH _ PBI 00185243 View Materials ) ( TAMU). 2.1 mi NW of Cacahuamilpa , 18.67484 ° N 99.5602 ° W, 27 Jul 1983, Kovarik, Harrison, and Schaffner, 1♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00094297 View Materials ) ( CNC). 73 ( AMNH _ PBI 00185244 View Materials – AMNH _ PBI 00185250 View Materials ), 3♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185251 View Materials – AMNH _ PBI 00185253 View Materials ) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps ; 10 Aug 1980, Schaffner, Weaver, Friedlander, 2♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185254 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185255 View Materials ) ( TAMU). 6 mi E of Xochipala , 17.7936 ° N 99.54263 ° W, 1067 m, 13 Jul 1985, Jones, Schaffner, 1♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185273 View Materials ) ( CNC). 23 ( AMNH _ PBI 00185259 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185260 View Materials ), 14♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185261 View Materials – AMNH _ PBI 00185272 View Materials , AMNH_PBI 00185274– AMNH _ PBI 00185275 View Materials ) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps ; 18 Jul 1984, J. B. Woolley, 13 ( AMNH _ PBI 00118198 View Materials ), 1♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00119100 View Materials ) ( CNC). 33 ( AMNH _ PBI 00119099 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185256 View Materials – AMNH _ PBI 00185257 View Materials ), 1♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185258 View Materials ) ( TAMU). Puebla: 5 mi SE of Izucar de Matamoros , 18.54858 ° N 98.41242 ° W, 20 Jul 1984, Carroll, Schaffner, Friedlander, 23 ( AMNH _ PBI 00185284 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185285 View Materials ), 2♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185286 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185287 View Materials ) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps ; 20 Jul 1984, J. B. Woolley, 63 ( AMNH _ PBI 00185276 View Materials – AMNH _ PBI 00185281 View Materials ), 2♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185282 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185283 View Materials ) ( TAMU). 7.3 mi SW of Izucar de Matamoros , 18.52184 ° N 98.57917 ° W, 22 Jul 1981, Bogar, Schaffner and Friedlander, 13 ( AMNH _ PBI 00094296 View Materials ) ( CNC). 23 ( AMNH _ PBI 00185292 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185293 View Materials ), 4♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185294 View Materials – AMNH _ PBI 00185297 View Materials ) ( TAMU) GoogleMaps ; 01 Aug 1976, Peigler, Gruetzmacher, R. and M. Murray, Schaffner, 1♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185290 View Materials ) ( AMNH). 13 ( AMNH _ PBI 00185288 View Materials ), 2♀ ( AMNH _ PBI 00185289 View Materials , AMNH _ PBI 00185291 View Materials ) ( TAMU) .
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