Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) angularis , 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: 263-264

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) angularis
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n. sp.

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) angularis  n. sp.

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2, 5View FIGURE 5 A – L and 7)

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by small body size, ovoid body shape, the dark brown coloration, the rounded process on the posterior margin of sVI, the angular shape of the subgenital plate, the blade-shaped lateral process of the subgenital plate, the small and blunt-tipped right paramere, and the claw-shaped left conjunctival appendage.

Holotype: Colombia: Cauca: PNN Gorgona, Alto el mirador, 2.96666 ° N 78.18333 ° W, 180 m, 30 Nov 2000GoogleMaps  18 Dec 2000, H. Torres 1Ƌ(00106862) (IAvH) (microscopic slide mount). PARATYES: COLOMBIA: Amazonas: PNN Amacayacu Matamata [m2], 3.68333 ° S 70.25 ° W, 150 mGoogleMaps  , 12 Mar 2001 – 02 Apr 2001, D. Chota, 1Ƌ (00077490) (IAvH); 17 Sep 2001 – 01 Oct 2001, D. Chota, 1Ƌ (00099872) (IAvH). Cauca: PNN Gorgona , Alto el Mirador, 2.96666 ° N 78.18333 ° W, 180 mGoogleMaps  , 30 Nov 2000 – 18 Dec 2000, H. Torres, 2Ƌ (00106837, 00106862) ( UCR). ECUADOR: Napo: Waorani , 1km S. Onkone Gare Camp, 0.63333 ° N 76.6 ° E, 220 mGoogleMaps  , 15 Jan 1994, T. L. Erwin et al., canopy fogging, 1Ƌ (00028361) (USNM); 18 Jan 1994, 1♀ (00028382) (USNM); 20 Jan 1994, 1Ƌ (00028362) (USNM); 20 Jan 1994, 1♀ (00028383) (USNM); 22 Jan 1994, 1♀ (00028385) (USNM); 22 Jan 1994, 1Ƌ (00028363), 1♀ (00028384) (USNM); 24 Jan 1994, 3Ƌ (00028364- 00028366) (USNM); 25 Jan 1994, 1♀ (00028386) (USNM); 25 Jan 1994, 2♀ (00028387, 00028388) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1Ƌ (00028372) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1Ƌ (00028371) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028390) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1Ƌ (00028373), 1♀ (00028393) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028389) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028391) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028395) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 2Ƌ (00028374, 00028376), 1♀ (00028394) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028392) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1Ƌ (00028377), 1♀ (00028396) (USNM); 21 Jun 1994, 1Ƌ (00028368) (USNM); 25 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028397) (USNM); 25 Jun 1994, 1Ƌ (00028378) (UCR); 25 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028398) (UCR); 29 Jun 1994, 2Ƌ (00028380, 00028381) (USNM); 29 Jun 1994, 1Ƌ (00028379), 1♀ (00028400) (USNM); 29 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028401) (USNM); 29 Jun 1994, 1♀ (00028399) (USNM); 0 3 Jul 1994, 1♀ (00028402) ( USNM). Orellana: Tiputini Biodiversity Station nr Yasuni National Park , 0.63194 ° N 76.14417 ° E, 220 mGoogleMaps  , 21 Oct 1998, T. L. Erwin et al., canopy fogging, 1♀ (00026842), 1Ƌ (00026843) (USNM).

Description. Male: length: 1.22–1.29 mm; body ovoid. COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch covering more than 1/2 of wing membrane; Sc+C distinctly lighter than remainder of hemelytra.

SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: rounded in ventral view ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2); eyes about 1/2 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description; hemelytron as in subgeneric description; M2 vein straight, anterior costal cell triangular. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI with rounded process on posterior margin; subgenital plate distinctly asymmetrical, with posterior margin lateral process forming a right angle with longitudinal margin of subgenital plate; process of subgenital plate of blade-like ( Fig. 5BView FIGURE 5 A – L); tVII rectangular; tVIII parallel-sided; length of tVIII about 3/4 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description with a short, curving stem and rounded tip; lp as in subgeneric description, tab-shaped in dorsal view ( Fig. 5BView FIGURE 5 A – L); rca thin and curving; lca small, about than 1/4 length of rca and claw-shaped; vesica uniformly cylindrical and thin, forming more than three coils; anophore as in generic description.

Female: length: 1.27–1.29 mm; general habitus as in male.

Distribution. Known from two localities in Colombia: Gorgona National Park in the Cauca department and the Amacayacu National Park in Amazonas, and from one locality in the Orellana province in Ecuador.

Etymology. Named for the right angle formed by the lateral process and the longitudinal margin of the subgenital plate after the Latin “ angularis  ” meaning angular.

UCR

University of California

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History