Parthenicus knighti Henry

HENRY, THOMAS J., 2007, Synopsis of the Eastern North American Species of the Plant Bug Genus Parthenicus, with Descriptions of Three New Species and a Revised Key (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae), American Museum Novitates 3593, pp. 1-32 : 13

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1206/0003-0082(2007)3593[1:SOTENA]2.0.CO;2

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/693D8355-FFE4-0F0F-FCC6-708F7258C275

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Parthenicus knighti Henry
status

 

Parthenicus knighti Henry figures 5, 6 View Figs

Parthenicus knighti Henry, 1982: 359 (n.sp.); Henry and Wheeler, 1988: 439 (cat.); Schuh, 1995: 179 (cat.).

DIAGNOSIS: This species, known only from macropterous specimens, is distinguished by the pale legs and antennal segments I and II; testaceous dorsum ( figs. 5, 6 View Figs ), accented with red at the base and outside margin of the clavus, the inside margin of the corium, and the basal area of the cuneus; and by the long rostrum that extends to the fifth abdominal segment in males and to the base of the ovipositor in the only known female.

HOST: Unknown. A handwritten label on one paratype male from Ft. Meyers indicates that it was collected (May 12) on a tidal flat, suggesting that the host is a coastal inhabitant, perhaps a halophytic plant.

DISTRIBUTION: Known only from coastal areas of Hillsborough (Tampa) and Lee (Ft. Meyers) Counties, Florida ( Henry 1982).

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED: Holotype 3: USA: Florida: Lee Co.: Fort Myers, 26.64028 ° N 81.8725 ° W, 12 May 1928, E.D. Ball (AMNH_PBI 00070498) (USNM). PARA- TYPES: USA: Florida: Hillsborough Co. : Tampa, 27.94722 ° N 82.45861 ° W, 10 Sep 1927, E.D. Ball, 13 (AMNH_PBI 00070497) (USNM). Lee Co. : Fort Myers , 26.64028 ° N 81.8725 ° W, 12 May 1928, E.D. Ball 23 (AMNH_ PBI 00070495, AMNH_PBI 00070496), 4♀ (AMNH_PBI 00070491–00070494) (USNM). GoogleMaps

OTHER SPECIMENS EXAMINED: USA: Florida: Pinellas Co.: Pine Key , 27.6918 ° N 82.7187 ° W, 1 m, 24 Apr 1961 – 26 Apr 1961, L.A. Kelton, 173, 6♀ (CNC) GoogleMaps .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Parthenicus

Loc

Parthenicus knighti Henry

HENRY, THOMAS J. 2007
2007
Loc

Parthenicus knighti

Schuh, R. T. 1995: 179
Henry, T. J. & A. G. Wheeler, Jr. 1988: 439
Henry, T. J. 1982: 359
1982