Europiella kiritshenkoi Kulik, 1975

Duwal, Ram Keshari, Jung, Sunghoon & Lee, Seunghwan, 2014, Review of Europiella Reuter (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae: Phylini) from Korea, with a description of a new genus, Zootaxa 3795 (3), pp. 383-393: 387-388

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Europiella kiritshenkoi Kulik, 1975
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Europiella kiritshenkoi Kulik, 1975 

Figures: 1 C, 3 C, 4 F –J

Plagiognathus kiritshenkoi: Kulik, 1975: 587  (n. sp.); Kerzhner, 1979: 55 (desc., figs.); 1988 a: 855 (key)

Europiella kiritshenkoi: Schuh et al., 1995: 390  (n. comb.); Schuh, 1995: 513 (cat.); Kerzhner and Josifov, 1999: 345 (cat.).

Diagnosis. Generally recognized by its large body; usually greenish coloration; large black spot on antennal segment I, and segment II with basal 1 / 2 or 1 / 3 region black; length of segment II nearly equal to length of metafemora; short labium reaching apex of mesocoxae; yellowish metafemora ventrally with spots as in figure 3 C. Male genitalia ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 G –J). Endosoma: Shape S –like, completely twisted at mesial region, apical processes curved, the short one apically curved as a hook in figure 4 J. Phallotheca: Broad, short and apically narrow as in figure 4 G. Left paramere: As in figure 4 H. Right paramere: As in figure 4 I.

Female genitalia ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 F). Bursa copulatrix with semi –sclerotized plates centrally, and sclerotized rings somewhat oval.

Measurements. (5 ♂ / 5 ♀). Body length 4.04–4.67 / 4.43–4.62; head width across eyes 0.84–0.89 / 0.86–0.91; vertex width 0.45–0.50 / 0.42–0.54; lengths of antennal segments I –IV: 0.33–0.36, 1.45–1.65, 1.00– 1.17, 0.49–0.59 / 0.31–0.40, 1.46–1.55, 0.98–1.15, 0.57–0.64; total length of labium 1.06–1.26 / 1.21–1.28; mesal pronotal length 0.60–0.66 / 0.55–0.65; basal pronotal width 1.25–1.31 / 1.32–1.43; width across hemelytron 1.55–1.71 / 1.64–1.73; and lengths of metafemur, tibia and tarsus: 1.50–1.62, 2.45–2.58, 0.56–0.71 / 2.23–2.53, 0.61–0.68, 0.59–0.66.

Specimens examined. South Korea: Gangwon –do: 7 ♂, 17 ♀, Wonju –si, Munmak, 27.v. 2009, on Artemisia  sp. R.K. Duwal and S. Jung; 49 ♂, 42 ♀, same data as above except date, 27.v. 2009. Gyeonggi –do: 1 ♀, Yangpyeong –gun, 11.vi. 2009, on light trap, same collectors.

Distribution. China, Korea *, Russia.

Host. Artemisia vulgaris  L. ( Asteraceae  ) [ Kulik, 1975].

Remarks. A large number of Europiella kiritshenkoi  were aggregating on Artemisia  sp. along a river and a few were collected in a light trap.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Europiella

Loc

Europiella kiritshenkoi Kulik, 1975

Duwal, Ram Keshari, Jung, Sunghoon & Lee, Seunghwan 2014
2014
Loc

Europiella kiritshenkoi:

Kerzhner 1999: 345
1999
Loc

Plagiognathus kiritshenkoi:

Kerzhner 1979: 55
Kulik 1975: 587
1979