Zelus vespiformis Hart, 1987

Zhang, Guanyang, Hart, Elwood R & Weirauch, Christiane, 2016, A taxonomic monograph of the assassin bug genus Zelus Fabricius (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): 71 species based on 10,000 specimens, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 8150-8150: 8150

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Zelus vespiformis Hart, 1987
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Zelus vespiformis Hart, 1987 

Zelus vespiformis  Hart, 1987, p. 301, figs. 22-27, orig. descr., note, fig. and key; Maldonado, 1990, p. 332, cat.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00057794; occurrenceRemarks: The institution code on the barcode (USI) lable is AM ENT, referring to the American Museum of Natural History. This is an error. The correct form should be AMNH ENT. Also the USI number is UCR_ENT 57794, which is lacking three '0' before '57794'.; recordedBy: H. F. Schwarz; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: PANAMA; stateProvince: Canal Zone; locality: Barro Colorado Island, Drayton Trail ; decimalLatitude: 9.15472; decimalLongitude: -79.84806; georeferenceSources: GeoLocate Software; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1930-11-11; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNHGoogleMaps  Type status: Allotype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00057795; recordedBy: H. F. Schwarz; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: PANAMA; stateProvince: Canal Zone; locality: Barro Colorado Island, Drayton Trail ; decimalLatitude: 9.15472; decimalLongitude: -79.84806; georeferenceSources: GeoLocate Software; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1930-11-11; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNHGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071181; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Amazonas; locality: Rio Cotuhe, Tatapaca ; decimalLatitude: -2.88331; decimalLongitude: -69.73332; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1946-09-12; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009411; recordedBy: F. Jotaya; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Cundinamarca; locality: Fusagasuga ; verbatimElevation: 1750 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1940-01-02; Record Level: institutionCode: USNM  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009413; recordedBy: E.A. Chapin; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Cundinamarca; locality: El Colegio ; decimalLatitude: 4.58472; decimalLongitude: -74.94944; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1946-05-23; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00040461; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Cundinamarca; locality: Fusagasuga ; decimalLatitude: 4.3439; decimalLongitude: -74.3678; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1944-06-05; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071173; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Cundinamarca; locality: Fusagasuga ; decimalLatitude: 4.3439; decimalLongitude: -74.3678; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1944-06-05; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00040462; recordedBy: F. W. Walker; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Magdalena; locality: Rio Frio ; verbatimElevation: 716 m; decimalLatitude: 10.92912; decimalLongitude: -74.13301; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1925-07-20; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071180; recordedBy: F. W. Walker; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Magdalena; locality: Sevilla ; decimalLatitude: 10.76343; decimalLongitude: -74.13916; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1926-08-14; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009415; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Rio Guamal [Quamal?] ; verbatimElevation: 400 m; decimalLatitude: 3.7987; decimalLongitude: -73.66261; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1948-01-24; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009416; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Cano Grande, Selba del Llano ; verbatimElevation: 450 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1948-01-20; Record Level: institutionCode: USNM  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00017877; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Rio Guayeriba, a triburary of Rio Meta ; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1948-01-24; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNH  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00017879; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Rio Guayeriba, a triburary of Rio Meta ; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1948-01-24; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNH  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00040463; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Rio Guayuriba ; verbatimElevation: 400 m; decimalLatitude: 4.01978; decimalLongitude: -73.60807; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1944-09-06; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00040464; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Cano Grande, Selba del Llano ; verbatimElevation: 450 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1944-03-06; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMU  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071175; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Rio Guayuriba ; verbatimElevation: 400 m; decimalLatitude: 4.01978; decimalLongitude: -73.60807; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1947-09-06; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071176; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Cano Grande, Selba del Llano ; verbatimElevation: 450 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1947-12-02; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMU  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071177; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Cano Grande, Selba del Llano ; verbatimElevation: 450 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1948-02-20; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMU  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071174; recordedBy: F. W. Walker; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Santander; locality: Vista Nieve ; decimalLatitude: 6.98944; decimalLongitude: -73.66972; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1926-08-07; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009405; recordedBy: B. Losada; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: unknown; locality: unknown ; decimalLatitude: 5.02584; decimalLongitude: -74.02986; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: no date provided; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009412; recordedBy: B. Losada; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: unknown; locality: unknown ; decimalLatitude: 5.02584; decimalLongitude: -74.02986; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: no date provided; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009408; recordedBy: B. Losada; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Valle del Cauca; locality: Palmira ; decimalLatitude: 3.5364; decimalLongitude: -76.3036; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1942-01-01; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009414; recordedBy: B. Losada; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Valle del Cauca; locality: Cali ; decimalLatitude: 3.4372; decimalLongitude: -76.5225; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1943-07-01; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009420; recordedBy: M. Benavides; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Valle del Cauca; locality: Palmira ; decimalLatitude: 3.5364; decimalLongitude: -76.3036; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1955-07-17; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00017878; recordedBy: Severo Quintero; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Valle del Cauca; locality: Cali District ; verbatimElevation: 994 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1935-02-07; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNH  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00017882; recordedBy: Severo Quintero; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Valle del Cauca; locality: Cali District ; verbatimElevation: 994 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1935-02-07; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNH  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009402; recordedBy: Salazar; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: EL SALVADOR; stateProvince: La Libertad; locality: Santa Tecla ; decimalLatitude: 13.6769; decimalLongitude: -89.2797; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1953-01-24; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009400; recordedBy: J. Zelek; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: PANAMA; stateProvince: Canal Zone; locality: Barro Colorado Island ; decimalLatitude: 9.15562; decimalLongitude: -79.84895; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1946-12-01 to 1947-02-01; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009401; recordedBy: S. W. Frost; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: PANAMA; stateProvince: Canal Zone; locality: Barro Colorado Island ; decimalLatitude: 9.15562; decimalLongitude: -79.84895; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1929-04-03; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009423; recordedBy: F.J. Simmonds; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO; stateProvince: Trinidad; locality: Saint Joseph ; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1953-03-06; Record Level: institutionCode: USNM  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009406; recordedBy: C.H. Ballou; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Distrito Federal; locality: La Florida ; decimalLatitude: 10.50171; decimalLongitude: -66.86585; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1938-04-16; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009407; recordedBy: Anthonias; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Distrito Federal; locality: Caracas ; decimalLatitude: 10.5; decimalLongitude: -66.9; georeferenceSources: GeoLocate Software; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1905-04-21; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009417; recordedBy: C.H. Ballou; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Distrito Federal; locality: Florida, Caracas ; decimalLatitude: 10.50395; decimalLongitude: -66.87425; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1938-11-08; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009421; recordedBy: Anthonias; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Distrito Federal; locality: Caracas ; decimalLatitude: 10.5; decimalLongitude: -66.9; georeferenceSources: GeoLocate Software; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1905-04-21; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071171; recordedBy: P. Cor. Vogl; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Distrito Federal; locality: Berg Avila, Caracas ; decimalLatitude: 10.48801; decimalLongitude: -66.87919; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: no date provided; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071172; recordedBy: P. Cor. Vogl; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Distrito Federal; locality: Berg Avila, Caracas ; decimalLatitude: 10.48801; decimalLongitude: -66.87919; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: no date provided; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009424; recordedBy: C.H. Ballou; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: unknown; locality: El Valle ; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1939-02-01; Record Level: institutionCode: USNM  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009410; recordedBy: H.E. Hox; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Vargas; locality: Mama, near La Guayra ; decimalLatitude: 10.6; decimalLongitude: -66.9333; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1927-02-01; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009419; recordedBy: H.E. Hox; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Vargas; locality: Mama, near La Guayra ; decimalLatitude: 10.6; decimalLongitude: -66.9333; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1927-02-01; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009403; recordedBy: Tejera; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Zulia; locality: Perija ; decimalLatitude: 9.74202; decimalLongitude: -72.97539; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1918-01-18; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009404; recordedBy: Tejera; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Zulia; locality: Perija ; decimalLatitude: 9.74202; decimalLongitude: -72.97539; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1918-01-18; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009418; recordedBy: Tejera; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Zulia; locality: Maracaibo ; decimalLatitude: 10.6317; decimalLongitude: -71.6406; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: no date provided; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009422; recordedBy: Tejera; sex: Adult Female; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusvespiformis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Hart, 1987; Location: country: VENEZUELA; stateProvince: Zulia; locality: Perija ; decimalLatitude: 9.74202; decimalLongitude: -72.97539; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2012; Event: eventDate: 1918-01-18; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps 

Description

Figs 211, 212, 213

Male: (Fig. 211a, b) Medium-sized, total length 11.52-13.73 mm (mean 12.92 mm, Suppl. material 2); very slender. COLORATION: Color pattern wasp-like, yellow and brown areas alternating. Head and anterior pronotal lobe dark brown to brownish-black. Posterior pronotal lobe yellow to brownish orange; meso-pleuron yellow to brownish orange, posterior part sometimes dark brown; meta-pleuron dark brown. Legs yellow, with brown bands. Abdomen yellow to orangish-brown, terminal segments (7, 8 and pygophore) dark brown to black. VESTITURE: Densely setose. Dorsal vestiture primarily consisting of short, erect, spine-like setae; head ventrally with sparse, fine, short, erect or recumbent setae. Abdominal venter with short to long, fine erect setae. Sparse, short, erect setae on apex of paramere and posteroventral rim of pygophore. Head dorsally with short, dense, spine-like setae; ventral setae recumbent. Scutellum with short, dense, recumbent to semierect setae, sometimes with spine-like setae. Abdomen with short, adpressed setae interspersed with unevenly lengthed, short to long, semierect or erect setae. Pygophore with sparse setae. STRUCTURE: Head: Cylindrical. Postocular lobe in dorsal view distinctly narrowing through anterior 2/3, posterior 1/3 constant, tube-like. Eye moderately sized; dorsal margin removed from postocular transverse groove, ventral margin attaining ventral surface of head in lateral view. Labium: I: II: III = 1: 2.4: 0.6. Basiflagellomere diameter larger than that of pedicel. Thorax: Anterolateral angle rounded, without projection; medial longitudinal sulcus shallow near collar, deepening posteriorly. Posterior pronotal lobe with smooth surface; disc distinctly elevated above humeral angle; humeral angle rounded, without projection. Scutellum long; apex angulate, not projected. Legs: Very slender. Hemelytron: Greatly surpassing apex of abdomen by about 3x length of abdominal segment seven; quadrate cell large and broad; Cu and M of cubital cell subparallel. GENITALIA: (Fig. 212) Pygophore: Ovoid; mid-lateral fold adjacent to paramere insertion. Medial process cylindrical; very slender; short, about third length of exposed portion of parameres; posteriorly directed, in less than forty-five degree with body axis; nearly straight; basally without protrusion; apex in posterior view blunt. Paramere: Cylindrical; moderately long, achieving apex of medial process; directed posteriad; slightly curved ventrad; apical part very slightly enlarged. Phallus: Dorsal phallothecal sclerite somewhat squarish; flat, laterally indistinctly angulate; apex truncate, medially emarginate; posterior margin of foramen deeply concave. Struts attached to dorsal phallothecal sclerite; apically separate, connected by bridge; basally mostly separate, moderately fused. Basal plate arm moderately robust; separate; converging; in lateral view nearly straight, very slightly curved; bridge short; extension of basal plate expanded onto arm.

Female: Similar to male, except for the following. Larger than male, total length 16.48-18.29 mm (mean 17.47 mm, Suppl. material 2). Some specimens almost entirely dark brown, only with medial part of or entire posterior pronotal lobe, mesopleuron and mesosternum brownish orange or orange.

Diagnosis

The generally wasp-like coloration pattern can separate this species from most other species of the Zelus  , but not from a few species that may also display a wasp-like appearance. Males can be recognized by the rather slender and short medial process, it being much shorter than that in Zelus errans  , the only species that may cause confusion.

Distribution

Central America and Northern South America (Fig. 213). Countries with records: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Zelus