Zelus bruneri De Zayas, 1960

Zhang, Guanyang, Hart, Elwood R & Weirauch, Christiane, 2016, A taxonomic monograph of the assassin bug genus Zelus Fabricius (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): 71 species based on 10,000 specimens, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 8150-8150: 8150

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scientific name

Zelus bruneri De Zayas, 1960
status

 

Zelus bruneri De Zayas, 1960 

Zelus bruneri  De Zayas, 1960, p. 125-127, orig. descr. and fig; Alayo, 1967, p. 5, 36, 37, list, key and note; Hart, 1987, p. 296-297, note and key; Maldonado, 1990, p. 326, cat.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: occurrenceRemarks: Deposited m the collection of Prof. F. de Zayas in Havana, Cuba. Not available for examination in current study.; sex: Adult male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusbruneri; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: de Zayas, 1960; Location: country: Cuba; locality: Piloto, Moa, Oriente ; decimalLatitude: 20.55; decimalLongitude: -75.783333; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Event: eventDate: 1954-06GoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: occurrenceRemarks: Deposited m the collection of Prof. F. de Zayas in Havana, Cuba. Not available for examination in current study.; sex: Adult male; Taxon: scientificName: Zelusbruneri; family: Reduviidae; genus: Zelus; scientificNameAuthorship: de Zayas, 1960; Location: country: Cuba; locality: Piloto, Moa, Oriente ; decimalLatitude: 20.55; decimalLongitude: -75.783333; georeferenceSources: Gazetteer; Event: eventDate: 1954-06GoogleMaps 

Distribution

Known only from Cuba.

Taxon discussion

Two male specimens are known from Cuba, which were not physically examined, but the original description and illustration provide a strong basis for placing this species in the Zelus puertoricensis  species group. This is confirmed by the narrow, elongated body form; the flat and rectangular pronotum; the general genitalic shape indicated in the figure. The much smaller size and flat postocular lobe negates it being a male of Z. subimpressus  . It is more likely to be the male of Z. zayasi  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Reduviidae

Genus

Zelus