Zelus kartaboides 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 kartaboides Zhang & Hart
status

sp. n.

Zelus kartaboides Zhang & Hart  ZBK  sp. n.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071182; occurrenceRemarks: Holotype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; 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: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1947-09-06; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMUGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00042153; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: C. Lindemann; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: BRAZIL; stateProvince: Amazonas; locality: Tapurucuara Rio Negro ; decimalLatitude: -0.4; decimalLongitude: -65.0333; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1963-02-22; Record Level: institutionCode: ZSMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00017890; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: D. Engleman; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: BRAZIL; stateProvince: Mato Grosso; locality: Mato Gr. ; decimalLatitude: -10.41666; decimalLongitude: -59.46667; georeferenceSources: Label; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1977-03-17; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNHGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00046978; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: D. Engleman; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: BRAZIL; stateProvince: Mato Grosso; locality: Mato Gr. ; decimalLatitude: -10.41666; decimalLongitude: -59.46667; georeferenceSources: Label; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1977-03-17 to 1977-03-22; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNHGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00046982; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: D. Engleman; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: BRAZIL; stateProvince: Mato Grosso; locality: Mato Gr. ; decimalLatitude: -10.41666; decimalLongitude: -59.46667; georeferenceSources: Label; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1977-03-17 to 1977-03-22; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNHGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00047047; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: M. Alvarenga; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: BRAZIL; stateProvince: Para; locality: Tucurui ; decimalLatitude: -3.7; decimalLongitude: -49.7; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1979-01-01; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNHGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00017862; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Rio Guayeriba, a triburary of Rio Meta ; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1948-05-17; Record Level: institutionCode: AMNH  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071183; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: Meta; locality: Cano Grande ; verbatimElevation: 490 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1948-01-20; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMU  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00071184; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: Richter; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: COLOMBIA; stateProvince: unknown; locality: Buena Vista ; verbatimElevation: 1300 m; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1944-02-06; Record Level: institutionCode: TAMU  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00009521; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016. Drake Collection; recordedBy: L. Pena; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: ECUADOR; stateProvince: Sucumbios; locality: Dureno ; verbatimElevation: 150 m; decimalLatitude: 0.0444; decimalLongitude: -76.6972; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1977-23-09 to 1977-09-30; Record Level: institutionCode: USNMGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: UCR_ENT 00019083; occurrenceRemarks: Paratype of Zeluskartaboides Zhang & Hart, 2016; recordedBy: E. I. Schlinger & E. S. Ross; sex: Adult Male; Taxon: scientificName: Zeluskartaboides; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: Zhang and Hart, 2016; Location: country: PERU; stateProvince: Huanuco; locality: Monzon valley, Tingo Maria ; decimalLatitude: -9.27816; decimalLongitude: -76.05562; georeferenceSources: Google Earth; Identification: identifiedBy: G. Zhang; dateIdentified: 2013; Event: eventDate: 1954-10-15; Record Level: institutionCode: CASGoogleMaps 

Description

Figs 109, 110, 111

Male: (Fig. 109) Medium-sized, total length 11.22-11.61 mm (mean 11.6 mm, Suppl. material 2); Coloration, vestiture and structure including genitalia very similar to Z. kartabensis  except for the following. COLORATION: Lateral surface and posterior margin of posterior pronotal lobe, and scutellum yellowish, lighter than remainder of body surface. GENITALIA: (Fig. 110) Pygophore: Posterolateral rim of pygophore in smaller angle with body long-axis in lateral view, nearly horizontal; lateral protrusion on posterodorsal rim of pygophore more pronounced, proximal side of arch extending down as process. Medial process short. Paramere: Paramere more strongly curved, banana-like; diameter uniform throughout, apex not enlarged, base slightly constricted. Phallus: Struts apically diverging, V-shaped.

Female: Unknown.

Diagnosis

The posterior margin of the pronotum and the scutellum yellowish, strongly contrasting to the remaining dark brown dorsal surface, makes this species easily recognizable among all species of Zelus  , including the very similarly looking Z. kartabensis  . It can also be recognized by the medial process with ridge-like medial elevation through apical 1/2 (also in Z. kartabensis  and Z. chamaeleon  ). It is separated from Z. kartabensis  by the paramere uniquely shaped like a banana and its diameter uniform throughout. Some specimens of Z. armillatus  , Z. conjungens  , Z. longipes  and Z. ruficeps  also exhibit a predominantly dark brown pronotum with posterior and/or dorsolateral margins yellow or orange, but they are much more larger and robust than Z. kartaboides  and the male genitalic structures are very different.

Etymology

The specific epithet indicates that this species is rather similar to Z. kartabensis  .

Distribution

South America (Fig. 111). Countries with records: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Zelus