Zelus bahiaensis Zhang & Hart

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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scientific name

Zelus bahiaensis Zhang & Hart
status

sp. n.

Zelus bahiaensis Zhang & Hart  ZBK  sp. n.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071255; occurrenceRemarks: Name from type locality 'Bahia'. Wrongly spelled in Hart 1972, and changed to bahiaensis.; recordedBy: P. Silva; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusbahiaensis; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang & Hart, 2016; Location: country: BRAZIL; stateProvince: Bahia; locality: Agua Preta ; decimalLatitude: -14.58333; decimalLongitude: -39.26666; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: samplingProtocol: Unknown; eventDate: No date provided; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps 

Description

Figs 39, 40, 41

Male: (Fig. 39) Medium-sized, total length 12.35 mm (n=1); slender. COLORATION: Much of body surface including head, anterior pronotal lobe, membrane, legs dark brown; very slender lighter colored medial longitudinal stripe on postocular lobe. Posterior pronotal lobe and corium orange. Pleura, abdomen reddish-brown. VESTITURE: Moderately setose. Dorsum of anteocular and anterior part of postocular with moderately dense, short, erect, spine-like setae, posterior part of postocular nearly glabrous; ventral surface of head with sparse, short, erect or recumbent setae. Pronotum with dense, short, erect, spine-like setae on dorsum and lateral surfaces, anterior lobe also intermixed with sparse, long, fine setae. Pleura with spine-like setae, sparse on metapleuron; intermixed with short to long, erect, fine and short, recumbent setae; scutellum with spine-like setae and erect, fine setae. Legs with very sparse setation. Corium and clavus with short, recumbent setae. Abdomen with moderately dense, short, semi-erect, fine setae, intermixed with sparse, long setae. Bush of moderately long, erect setae flanking medial process on posteroventral rim of pygophore; paramere apically with sparse, short, erect setae. STRUCTURE: Head: Cylindrical, L/W = 2.27. Postocular lobe long; in dorsal view distinctly narrowing through anterior 2/3, posterior 1/3 constant, tube-like. Eye moderately sized; lateral margin much wider than postocular lobe; dorsal margin removed from postocular transverse groove, ventral margin attaining ventral surface of head. Labium: I: II: III = 1: 1.8: 0.6. Basiflagellomere diameter slightly larger than that of pedicel. Thorax: Anterolateral angle rounded, without projection; medial longitudinal sulcus evident throughout, deepening posteriorly. Posterior pronotal lobe with rugulose surface; disc distinctly elevated above humeral angle; humeral angle rounded, without projection. Scutellum moderately long; apex slightly pointed, 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. 40) Pygophore: Ovoid; mid-lateral fold adjacent to paramere insertion; slightly expanded laterally near base of paramere in dorsal view. Medial process cylindrical; very slender; moderately long, nearly half length of paramere; posteriorly directed; basal 2/3 straight, apically curved; apex in posterior view blunt, folded posteriad, marginally narrower. Paramere: Cylindrical; long, surpassing medial process; directed posteriad; slightly curved ventrad; apical part very slightly enlarged. Phallus: Dorsal phallothecal sclerite elongated; apical portion of phallothecal sclerite not distinctly tapered, convex, laterally 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 slender; separate; converging; in lateral view apically curved; bridge short; extension of basal plate expanded onto arm.

Female: Unknown.

Diagnosis

Recognized by the following combination of characters: the anterior pronotal lobe dark brown and the posterior pronotal lobe orange; the 1A an Pcu not intersecting, short crossvein between them; the long and slender, cylindrical medial process; the medial process apically folded posteriad; and the rather long paramere.

Etymology

Named after the Brazilian state Bahia, where the holotype was collected.

Distribution

South America (Fig. 41). Known from the type locality in Brazil.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Zelus