Emesopsis monteithi , Tatarnic, Nikolai J., Wall, Michael A. & Cassis, Gerasimos, 2011

Tatarnic, Nikolai J., Wall, Michael A. & Cassis, Gerasimos, 2011, A systematic revision of the Australian ploiarioline thread-legged assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae), Zootaxa 2762, pp. 1-30: 15-17

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10.5281/zenodo.203726

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scientific name

Emesopsis monteithi
status

n. sp.

Emesopsis monteithi  n. sp.

Figs. 6View FIGURE 6, 10View FIGURE 10, 11View FIGURE 11

Material examined. HOLOTYPE. AUSTRALIA: Queensland: 1 ɗ, Claudie R., 5 miles W. Mt. Lamond, 12.7 o S 143.1 o E, 12 January 1972 – D.K. McAlpine, G.A. Holoway (AM). PARATYPES. AUSTRALIA: Queensland: 1 ɗ, Claudie R., 5 miles W. Mt. Lamond, 12.7 o S 143.1 o E, 12 Jan. 1972 – D.K. McAlpine, G.A. Holoway (AM); 1 Ψ, 1 ɗ, Lockerbie Area, Cape York, 10.8 o S 142.5 o E, 13–27 Apr. 1973, S.R. Monteith (QM); 1 ɗ, Lockerbie Scrub, Cape York, 10.8 o S 142.5 o E, 23–27.iv. 1973, G.B. Monteith (QM); 1 Ψ, 4 km. E. of Lockerbie, Cape York, 10.8 o S 142.5 o E, Jan. 30 –Feb.4, 1975, G.B. Monteith, Rainforest (QM).

Diagnosis. Recognized by the following combination of characters: M and Cu not fused basal of discal cell, subquadrate subbasal cell present, R+M apical of discal cell distinctly angled at branching point; eyes large; postocular region of head with weakly tumid genal area.

Description. Body length 4.3mm

Colour. As in Figures 10View FIGURE 10 and 11View FIGURE 11. Body mostly reddish-brown with testaceous markings. Lobes of head reddishbrown; AI pale stramineous with three vague narrow testaceous annuli, one basal, one subbasal, one subapical, A 2 - A 4 testaceous; labium pale stramineous with testaceous markings, basal 2 / 3 of LI testaceous, LII stramineous, LIII basally stramineous becoming testaceous. Pronotum excluding appendages entirely reddish-brown. Forecoxae mostly pale stramineous with vague testaceous basal annulus. Meso- and metacoxae testaceous. Basal portion of forefemora pale testaceous, remainder pale stramineous with two testaceous annulations, medial one small, subapical one large. Meso- and metafemora mostly stramineous-testaceous. Foretibia stramineous with testacous apical, medial, and subbasal annuli. Meso- and metatibia testaceous. Foretarsus mostly stramineous, pretarsus testaceous. Meso- and metatarsi testaceous. Forewings as in Figure 10View FIGURE 10. Abdomen mostly testaceous, SI reddish-brown.

Texture and Vestiture. Head dorsally covered in dense white wool-like pile interspersed with long upright setae; AI with long relaxed setae, AII-AIV with shorter appressed setae; LI with two dorsal (ventral when in repose) rows of recurved setae, LII and LIII with scattered shorter setae. Thorax covered dorsally and laterally with white wool-like pile interspersed with long setae, lateral tumid areas of anterior lobe of pronotum with tridentshaped nude areas, lateral-most lobe of trident basally isolated from remainder by narrow band of pile. Forefemora with mixture of short appressed setae and longer upright setae. Coxae, meso- and metafemora with long setae. Foretibia covered in shorter spine-like setae. Meso- and metatibia with spine-like setae basally becoming greatly reduced. Abdomen blanketed with short velutinous silken setae interspersed with much longer setae, SI with dense wool-like pile.

Structure. As shown in Figures 10View FIGURE 10 and 11View FIGURE 11. Postocular region slightly larger than anteocular region, latter elevated with depressed V-shaped area dorsally. Postocular region subglobose. Interocular groove deep, arching only slightly posteriorly. Labium strongly bent between LI and LII, LII strongly swollen, relative lengths 1: 0.33: 0.91. Pronotum constricted before midpoint; anterior lobe bilaterally divided by a deep pit in the disc, subglobose in dorsal view; posterior lobe almost two times longer than anterior lobe, disc with vague median longitudinal depression, posterior margin sinuate. Scutellum subtriangular. Metanotum U-shaped with short spine bent strongly posteriorly. Forecoxae elongate, cylindrical. Forefemora elongate, subclylindrical, posteroventral and anteroventral series similar in structure. Foretarsus 2 -segmented, second segment 2 times larger than first. Meso- and metacoxae globose. Meso- and metafemora thin, elongate, cylindrical. Meso- and metatibia thin, elongate, cylindrical. Meso- and metatarsi 3 -segmented, segments approximately equal in length.

Distribution. This species is known from the northern tip of the Cape York Peninsula ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6). Etymology. This species is named in honour of G. B. Monteith, who collected the type material for many of the new species described in this work.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Emesopsis