Glyptocombus halbertae , Weirauch, Christiane, Hoey-Chamberlain, Rochelle & Knyshov, Alexander, 2018

Weirauch, Christiane, Hoey-Chamberlain, Rochelle & Knyshov, Alexander, 2018, Synopsis of Schizopteridae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Dipsocoromorpha) from the United States, with description of seven new species from the US and Mexico, ZooKeys 796, pp. 49-82: 49

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.796.24176

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6197776D-7A16-45A3-9823-1742B315B1E0

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Glyptocombus halbertae
status

sp. n.

Glyptocombus halbertae  sp. n. Figures 1, 2, 3, 10

Material.

Type material. Holotype: male: USA: Florida: Collier Co.: Florida: Collier Co. Immokalee, 26.41853°N 81.41741°W, 04 Jul 2013 - 11 Jul 2013, Susan Halbert (UCR_ENT 00012022) ( FSCA). Paratype: USA: Florida: Collier Co.: Florida: Collier Co. Immokalee, 26.41853°N 81.41741°W, 26 Jun 2014 - 03 Jul 2014, ED_4274, Susan Halbert, 1 male (UCR_ENT 00012051) ( FSCA).

Diagnosis.

Recognized among species of Glyptocombus  by the macropterous male, contrasting dark brown and pale legs, desclerotized portion of C+Sc vein basal to junction with R1, Cu touching M at basal corner of dc1, part of Cu distal to tc s-shaped, R2 slightly sigmoid, rc and dc approx. as long as bc (Figure 2A). Most similar to G. suteri  based on wing type in males, but differentiated by details of the wing venation.

Description.

Male (Figure 1): macropterous, length: 1.23 mm; body ovoid. Coloration: head, pronotum, and forewings dark brown to black, scutellum dark brown with pale lateral and apical marks, coxae, femora, and base of tibiae dark brown, apex and base of tarsi pale to yellow, pretarsi brown, genital capsule and genitalia dark brown. Surface and Vestiture: in frontal orientation forefemur without anterior stout, long seta, hind tibia with 5 erect medium-length stout setae ventrally on distal half, second tarsomere of hind leg with stout seta anteroventrally (Figure 1). Structure. Head: disc steeply decurrent anteriorly. Thorax: ratio of pronotal collar length to pronotum length 0.23, collar depressed below rest of pronotum (Figure 1), postnotum subrectangular (i.e., freely projecting portion is straight along most of posterior margin, curving only laterally, as in Rectilamina  Hill; this can be observed only when specimen is in ethanol and wings have been moved aside or removed), ratio of height of forefemur to length of forefemur 0.24, ratio of length of hind tibia to width of pronotum 0.88, venation of macropterous forewing as in Figure 2A, desclerotized portion of C+Sc vein basal to junction with R1, Cu touching M at basal corner of dc1, part of Cu distal to tc s-shaped, R2 slightly sigmoid, rc and dc approx. as long as bc (Figure 2A). Abdomen and genitalia: as in genus description (Figure 3A, B).

Female. Unknown.

Etymology.

Named for the collector of both known specimens of this species, Susan Halbert.

Distribution.

Known only from Collier County in Florida (USA).