Edessa viridula , Nascimento, Dariane Amorim Do, Mendonça, Maria Thayane Da Silva & Fernandes, Jose Antonio Marin, 2017

Nascimento, Dariane Amorim Do, Mendonça, Maria Thayane Da Silva & Fernandes, Jose Antonio Marin, 2017, Description of a new group of species of Edessa (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Edessinae), Zootaxa 4254 (1), pp. 136-150: 138

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Edessa viridula

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Edessa viridula  sp. n.

( Figs 1View FIGURE 1, 6 A –BView FIGURE 6, 8 AView FIGURE 8, 9View FIGURE 9)

Etymology. Name refers to the green color of the body.

Holotype male. BRAZIL, São Paulo: Vila Bastos, Santo André , III –1962, L. Stowbunenko col. (23°39’35.47” S 46°32’13.23” W) ( MZUSPAbout MZUSP).GoogleMaps 

Paratypes. BRAZIL, Mato Grosso: ♀ Utiariti, Rio Papagaio , 1–12–XI –1966, Lenko & Pereira (13°44’03.13” S 58°33’30.77” W) ( UFRGSAbout UFRGS)GoogleMaps  ; ♂ 72215, 18–V –1940 (MZUSP); ♂ Chavantina, 6–1947, Carvalho J. C. M. (14°39’49.16” S 52°21’31.35” W) (MNRJ); Minas Gerais: ♂ Rio Claro , 1947, Carvalho e col. (22°24’06.30” S 45°16’32.21” W) ( MNRJAbout MNRJ)GoogleMaps  ; São Paulo: ♀ Vila Bastos, Santo André, III –1 962, L. Stowbunenko col. (23°40’26.75” S 46°32’12.94” W) ( MZUSPAbout MZUSP)GoogleMaps  ; Paraná: ♂ Ponta Grossa, XII –1938, Camargo e col. (25°05’57.07” S 50°09’30.28” W) ( UFRGSAbout UFRGS)GoogleMaps  ; ♂ Teixeira Soares, distrito de Guaraúna, 17–I –1939, Camargo (25°19’25.12” S 50°21’1.88” W) (MNRJ);

Measurements. Head length (1.4–1.6); head width (2.3–2.5); pronotum length (2.5–2.6); pronotum width (6.5–7.2); scutellum length (5.2–5.6); scutellum width (4.1–4.6); length of antennal segments (I: 1.1–1.5; II: 1–1.5; III: 2.1–2.5; IV: 2.6–2.8; V: 2.3–2.9); total length (11.3–13); abdominal width (7.3–7.8).

Diagnose. Head not punctured. Pronotum not rugose. Arms of the anterior bifurcation of the metasternal process ( Fig. 1 EView FIGURE 1) long and rounded apically, receiving fourth rostral segment almost entirely. Peritreme almost reaching half of the distance between ostiole of the scent gland and lateral margin of the body ( Fig. 8 AView FIGURE 8). Evaporatorium with a long and raised crest in mesopleuron delimited by sulci; contiguous margin of meso and metapleuron also raised; metapleuron with two distinct raised crests one short medial and the other long distal. Spiracles concolorous with abdominal sternites; trichobothria placed in light yellow callous. Antennae and legs spotless.

Male ( Figs 1 A –CView FIGURE 1). Superior process of the genital cup formed by a line of tiny brown tubercles. Basal part of the paramere wider than its distal portion, with two distinct globose lobes ( Fig. 1 CView FIGURE 1); distal lobe curved posteriorly.

Female ( Fig. 1 DView FIGURE 1). Gonocoxites 8 punctured with outline rounded; sutural border contiguous. Base of laterotergites 9 barely excavated.

Comments. Edessa viridula  sp. n. is very similar to the other species of the group, except E. exigusternata  sp. n., but they can be easily separated by length of the peritreme, shape of the paramere and gonocoxitos 8.

Distribution ( Fig. 9View FIGURE 9). Brazil: Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná.


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