Nesocypselas piperica Drake 1957

Guilbert, Eric, 2006, New species and new records of Tingidae (Insecta: Heteroptera) of New Guinea, Zootaxa 1117, pp. 37-68: 58

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171651

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EE73067B-CF42-4E32-B40D-B9E890ED6B7B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/915C8791-8321-7E18-FEB0-FE99FD57FC2B

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scientific name

Nesocypselas piperica Drake 1957
status

 

Nesocypselas piperica Drake 1957 

Material examined: 1 M + 1 F, New Guinea, SE, Louisiade Archipelago, Yela Is., Mt Rossel, 300–710m, 16–17. III. 1979, Piper Linnaeus  ( Piperaceae  ), W.C. Gagné, BPBM Acc. # 1980.2; 1 M, New Britain, Keravat, 30m, 3.IV. 1956, Black Peper, J.L. Gressitt, BPBM.

Comments: The specimens from New Guinea are slightly different from the specimen from New Britain and the types of the description. The costal area is seven areolae wide at widest part for the male, not as wide as in the illustration of the type, or eight for the female. The subcostal area is mostly biseriate but the inner row of areolae has long, narrow, hyaline areola as in the type, and the areolae in outer row are round and much smaller than in the type. The discoidal area is quadriseriate, not triseriate. The paranota have more areolae, but they are a little smaller than in the type.

Nesocypselas Kirkaldy  groups 12 species from Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon, New Caledonia, and New Guinea ([ Drake & Ruhoff 1965; Guilbert 1999; Guilbert 2002]). Nesocypselas bellatula Drake  (from Duroto), N. ecpalga Drake & Ruhoff  (from New Ireland), and N. piperica Drake  (from Louisiade and New Britain) are restricted to New Guinea. Nesocypselas bellatula  is the only species found on the main island. Each species of this genus has a restricted distribution.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Tingidae

Genus

Nesocypselas