Dilasia varicolor (Uhler, 1894) Carpintero, 2014

Carpintero, Diego Leonardo, 2014, Western Hemisphere Lasiochilinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) with comments on some extralimital species and some considerations on suprageneric relationships, Zootaxa 3871 (1), pp. 1-87 : 42-43

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3871.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:373BF217-8734-47A1-AF27-C16DFE48D1C9

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5121980

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/894D87D0-8617-FFB2-FF1C-FADCFCD1F9A3

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scientific name

Dilasia varicolor (Uhler, 1894)
status

n. comb.

Dilasia varicolor (Uhler, 1894) n. comb.

( Fig. 143 View FIGURES 137–143 )

Lasiochilus variabilis Uhler, 1894a: 156 . (Error for varicolor ).

Lasiochilus varicolor Uhler, 1894b: 198 .

Diagnostic characters: Measurements, see Table IV. Male: Characterized by the following combination of characters: head and pronotum reddish brown, antennae brown, sometimes paler; hemelytra brown; underside of body dark brown, with sternal area sometimes paler; legs and labium, brown to pale brown. Antennal segment II equal to or shorter than length of head, thickened at apex; antennal segments (I:II:III:IV) 1: 2.7: 2.1: 2.1; head prolonged anteriorly from base of antennae; hemelytra smooth, dorsal pilosity medium-sized, sparse; forefemora thick, pads large; short and thick copulatory spines on left margin of sternite VI, ( Fig. 170 View FIGURES 170–173 ); pygophore ( Fig. 171 View FIGURES 170–173 ) with aedeagus showing a processus penniformis ( Fig. 172 View FIGURES 170–173 ); left paramere straight and basally enlarged, apically subquadrate ( Fig. 173 View FIGURES 170–173 ). Female: Similar to male in measurements and coloration. Antennal segments (I:II:III:IV) 1: 2.6: 2.4: 2.4. Brachypterous form present.

Distribution: Honduras, Nicaragua, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Saint Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia. ( Fig. 144 View FIGURE 144 ).

Material examined: COLOMBIA: ♀ on orchid, Hoboken , N. J., 3-V-1941. USNM ; ♂ Idem , D.C. Insp., house, 22-I-1940 (slide-mounted). MACN ; GRENADA: 2♀ W. I., Chantilly Est. , (Windward Side), H. H. Smith, L. V. USNM ; 9♀, 1♂ W. I., Balthazar, (Windward Side), H. H. Smith. USNM & BMNH ; ♀ W. I., Grand Étang , Windward Side, 1000 ft., H. H. Smith, L. V. USNM ; ♀ (brachypter) W. I., Soubise , (Windward Side), H. H. Smith, 112; 95–206. BMNH ; ♀ H. H. Smith, 99–37. BMNH ; GRENADINE: ♀ W. I., Mustique I., H. H. Smith. BMNH ; HONDURAS: ♀ Ananas, Galveston , TX., 6-VII-1936. USNM ; JAMAICA: ♂ N. Y. City , 27-V-1937. USNM ; NICARAGUA: ♂ León, X-1989, Garcete. MACN ; 2♀ Zelaya, Sulum , 14º15’N – 84º36’W, I-1996, J. M. Maës-Hernandez. MLEN GoogleMaps ; SAINT VINCENT: ♀ W. I., (Leeward Side), H. H. Smith, 95–206. BMNH ; TRINIDAD: ♀ Intercept. Mobile , 2-II-1961, Alabama, dead on boat. USNM .

Discussion: Easily distinguishable by the short second antennal segment, by the left paramere’s being straight and enlarged at base, and by occurrence of brachypterous females.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Anthocoridae

Genus

Dilasia

Loc

Dilasia varicolor (Uhler, 1894)

Carpintero, Diego Leonardo 2014
2014
Loc

Lasiochilus variabilis

Uhler, P. R. 1894: 156
1894
Loc

Lasiochilus varicolor

Uhler, P. R. 1894: 198
1894