Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) serrata , Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane, 2016

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane, 2016, Scratching the surface? Taxonomic revision of the subgenus Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) reveals vast undocumented biodiversity in the largest litter bug genus Schizoptera Fieber (Hemiptera: Dips, Zootaxa 4184 (2), pp. 255-284: 279

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4184.2.2

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C66D8798-7820-5910-F6A0-FF28FF2FFBE0

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scientific name

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) serrata
status

n. sp.

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) serrata  , n. sp.

( Figs 3View FIGURE 3, 6View FIGURE 6 M – W and 7)

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the flat head, the weakly asymmetrical subgenital plate, the blade-like anterior and serrated posterior bifurcation of the subgenital plate process, the serrated right conjunctival appendage, and the thin and serrated process of the right paramere.

Holotype: PANAMA: Colon: Rio Guanche , 5 km S Portobelo, 9.50337 ° N 79.66505 ° W, 30 m, 18 Jul 1999, J. B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093558) ( TAMUAbout TAMU)GoogleMaps  . PARATYPES: PANAMA: Colon: 2 km S of Sabanitas , 9.32194 ° N 79.79833 ° W, 120 m, 0 4 Jul 1999GoogleMaps  – 15 Jul 1999, A. Gillogly & J.B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093561) (TAMU). Rio Guanche , 5 km S Portobelo, 9.50337 ° N 79.66505 ° W, 30 m, 18 Jul 1999, J. B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093560) ( TAMUAbout TAMU)GoogleMaps  . San Blas : 2 km N. Nusagandi, 9.35806 ° N 78.97833 ° W, 400 m, 14 Jan 2001, M. Yoder & J. B. Woolley, 1Ƌ (00093435) ( TAMUAbout TAMU)GoogleMaps  .

Description. Male: length: 1.37–1.39 mm; body amygdaliform; COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: flat in ventral view ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3); eyes about 2/3 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description; hemelytron as in subgeneric description; M2 vein distinctly curving; anterior membranal cell wedge-shaped. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI without process on posterior margin; subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical; lateral process of subgenital plate bifurcating; anterior bifurcation of subgenital plate process blade-shaped with a flat posterior margin; posterior bifurcation of subgenital plate process lanceolate with serrated lateral margin ( Fig. 6RView FIGURE 6 M – W); tVII rectangular; tVIII rectangular and sclerotized; length of tVIII about 1/3 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description, with a long and thin serrated process ( Fig. 6RView FIGURE 6 M – W); lp as in subgeneric description; rca uniformly thick, with a serrated tip; lca small, about 1/5 length of lca, with two processes ( Fig. 6RView FIGURE 6 M – W); vesica uniformly thin with a needlelike tip; anophore as in subgeneric description with a u-shaped slit.

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Known from three localities in Panama ( Fig. 7).

Etymology. Named for the numerous serrated structures on this species after the Latin “serratus” meaning serrated.

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