Grynocharina Reitter, 1877
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|Grynocharina Reitter, 1877|
Genus Grynocharina Reitter, 1877 Fig. 12; Map 13
Grynocharina Reitter, E. 1877: 132.
Grynocharina peltiformis Reitter, 1877 [by monotypy]
Léveillé, A. 1910: 24. Kolibáč, J. 2005: 57 (redescription). Kolibáč, J. 2006: 111 (phylogeny). Kolibáč, J. 2010: 35 (key)
Only a single male specimen of the monotypic genus is known. Grynocharina peltiformis was originally placed in a basal position on the lophocaterine tree ( Kolibáč 2006: 131) and classified within Lophocaterini . However, that tree was constructed after character weighting. A tree under equal weights contains Grynocharina peltiformis among the ancyronins in both analyses ( Kolibáč 2006, 2008). I maintain the position of the species in Lophocaterini , following the original classification of 2006 and especially the key of 2010 (l.c.) Regarding the probable paraphyletic status of Lophocaterini , the question of ancyronine/lophocaterine placement of Grynocharina peltiformis is rendered highly irrelevant.
Body size: 3.0 mm. Body shape flat. Gular sutures wide, convergent at apex. Frontoclypeal suture present. Frons: longitudinal groove or depression absent. Cranium ventrally: tufts of long setae at sides absent. Submentum: ctenidium absent. Antennal groove present. Eyes: size large, lateral. Eyes number: two. Epicranial acumination moderate. Lacinial hooks: three. Galea: shape sub-clavate. Galea: ciliate setae absent. Mediostipes-Lacinia not fused. Palpifer: outer edge even. Mandibular apical teeth number: two, horizontally situated. Mola absent. Penicillus (at base) long setae. Pubescence above mola or cutting edge absent. Ventral furrow present, not ciliate. Basal notch shallow or absent. Labrum-Cranium not fused. Epipharyngial sclerite absent. Lateral tormal process: projection projection curved upwards ( Colydiopeltis ). Ligula: ciliate setae absent. Ligula membranous, not retroflexed, weakly emarginate. Hypopharyngeal sclerite H-shaped. Antenna 9-segmented. Antennal club weakly asymmetrical, sensorial fields absent. Front coxal cavities externally open, internally open. Pronotum transverse. Prepectus present. Middle coxal cavities open. Elytra: long hairs absent. Epipleuron thin. Elytral interlocking mechanism absent, carinae conspicuous. Elytral punctation regular, scales absent. Wing: radial cell oblong (or reduced), wedge cell absent, cross vein MP3-4 absent, cross vein AA1+2-3+4 absent. Front tibiae: spines along side moderate. Hooked spur present. Claws: denticle absent. Parasternites number along ventrites III–VII: two. Spiculum gastrale present. Tegmen composed of three parts.
Grynocharina peltiformis Reitter, 1877; Burma (AL)
Léveillé, A. 1910: 24. Kolibáč, J. 2005: 57 (redescription)
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