Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) quasicompleta , 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: 274-275

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

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scientific name

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) quasicompleta
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n. sp.

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) quasicompleta  , n. sp.

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

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the rounded head, the weakly asymmetrical subgenital plate, the tab-like process of stVI, the small, blunt process of the subgenital plate, the needlelike right conjunctival appendage, and the uniformly thin stem of the right paramere.

Holotype: COSTA RICA: Heredia: Est. Biol. La Selva, 10.43333°N 84.01667°W, 0 3 May 1993, INBio-OET- ALAS, light trap, 1Ƌ (00109145) ( MNCR) (microscopic slide mount)GoogleMaps  . PARATYPES: COSTA RICA: Heredia  : Costa Rica, Heredia: Est. Biol. La Selva, 10.43333 ° N 84.01667 ° W, 0 3 May 1993, 1Ƌ (00084191) ( LACM)GoogleMaps  . La Selva Biol. Sta., 10.43056 ° N 84.00667 ° E, 58 m, 13 Feb 2002 – 15 Feb 2002, B. Brown, L. Gonzales, and K. Walker, 1♂ (00096271) (UCR); 14 Aug 2010, J. Mottern, 2♀ (00081614, 00082318) (UCR). La Selva Biol. Sta., Arborita trail, 10.43028 ° N 84.00722 ° E, 64 m, 10 Aug 2010, J. Mottern, 2♀ (00122238, 00122239) ( INBIO)GoogleMaps  . La Selva Biological Station, Jaguar trail entrance, 10.43111 ° N 84.02389 ° E, 60 m, 21 May 2011, J. Heraty & E. Murray, 1♀ (00084362) ( UCR)GoogleMaps  . La Selva Biological Station , nr Puerto Viejo, 10.43086 ° N 84.00647 ° W, 52 m, No Date, INBio- OET-ALAS, 2♂ (00109180, 00109181) ( INBIO)GoogleMaps  ; 16 Feb 1998, INBio-OET-ALAS, 1♂ (00109178), 1♀ (00109179) (INBIO); 16 Apr 1998, INBio-OET-ALAS, 1♂ (00109172), 1♀ (00109173) (INBIO); 16 Apr 1998, INBio-OET-ALAS, 4♂ (00109146- 00109149) (INBIO); 19 May 1998, INBio-OET-ALAS, light Trap, 4♂ (00109158–00109161), 4♀ (00109162–00109165), 1♂ (00109154) (INBIO); 30 Dec 1999, INBio-OET-ALAS, 2♀ (00109121, 00109122), 1Ƌ (00109123) (INBIO).

Description. Male: length: 1.39–1.42 mm; body broadly ovate; COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch covering more than 1/2 of wing membrane; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: slightly rounded in ventral view ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3); eyes about 1/3 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 with a tab-like process on posterior margin; subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical; process of subgenital plate blunt, not fully differentiated from subgenital plate ( Fig. 6PView FIGURE 6 M – W); tVII rectangular; tVIII weakly rectangular and sclerotized; length of tVII about 1/3 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description with a uniformly thin stem; lp as in subgeneric description, with a blunt triangular dorsal process; rca needlelike; lca with a short, about 1/3 length of rca, tapering tip ( Fig. 6PView FIGURE 6 M – W); vesica uniformly thin with a needlelike tip, forming two coils; anophore as in subgeneric description with a tab-like dorsal flap ( Fig. 6PView FIGURE 6 M – W).

Female: length 1.42 mm; general habitus as in male.

Distribution. Known from multiple collection events at the La Selva Biological station in Costa Rica ( Fig. 7).

Etymology. Derived from the Latin “quasi” meaning as if and “completus” meaning completed because of the seemingly “entire” look of the subgenital plate in ventral view.

MNCR

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

UCR

University of California