Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) aspera, 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: Dipsocoromorpha), Zootaxa 4184 (2), pp. 255-284 : 264-265

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6066312

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) aspera
status

n. sp.

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) aspera n. sp.

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

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) by the broadly ovoid body shape, the dark brown coloration, the rounded head, the small, tooth-like process on the posterior margin of sVI, the single, jagged, hitch-hikers thumb-like process of the subgenital plate, the needle-shaped right conjunctival appendage, and the bifurcating left conjunctival appendage.

Holotype: COSTA RICA: Limon: Pococi Co.: R.F. Cordillera Volcanica Central, Las Minas , 10.18467 ° N 83.91361 ° W, 400 m, 0 9 May 2012 GoogleMaps 16 May 2012, W. Porras, 1Ƌ (00014779) ( INBIO). Paratypes: COSTA RICA: Limon: Pococi Co.: R.F. Cordillera Volcanica Central, Las Minas , 10.18467 ° N 83.91361 ° W, 400 m, 0 9 May 2012 GoogleMaps - 16 May 2012, W. Porras, 3Ƌ (00014789, 0 0 0 14780, 00014770), 3♀ (00014783,00014768,00014772) (INBIO), 1Ƌ (00014778), 1♀ (00014766) ( UCR). San Jose: Moravia Co. : Zurqui de Moravia , 10.04808 ° N 84.01394 ° W, 1600 m, Jun 1993 GoogleMaps - Jul 1993, P. Hanson, 1♂ (00102951) (LACM); 22 Jul 2010 - 0 8 Aug 2010, W. Porras, 2♂ (00014769, 00014501) (INBIO).

Description. Male: length: 1.43–1.49 mm; body broadly ovoid. COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch covering less than 1/2 of wing membrane; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 ). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: distinctly rounded in ventral view ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 ); eyes about 1/3 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description; hemelytron as in subgeneric description; M2 vein slightly curving anteriorly toward wing margin, anterior membranal cell wedge-shaped. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI with a small, tooth-like process on posterior margin; subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical, with jagged margins a single lateral process; process of subgenital plate jagged, and shaped like a hitch-hiker’s thumb ( Fig. 5D View FIGURE 5 A – L ); tVII rectangular; tVIII weakly trapezoidal and distinctly sclerotized; length of tVIII about 3/4 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description with curving stem pointed tip; lp as in subgeneric description, with a funnel-shaped dorsal process ( Fig. 5D View FIGURE 5 A – L ); rca needle-shaped; lca small, about less than 1/4 length of rca, with with a rounded base and two sharp bifurcations; vesica uniformly cylindrical and thin, forming a single coil; anophore as in subgeneric description.

Female: length: 1.47–1.49 mm; general habitus as in males.

Distribution. Known from two localities in northern Costa Rica in the provinces of Limon and San Jose ( Fig. 7).

Etymology. Named for the jagged appearance of the subgenital plate after the Latin “asper” meaning rough or coarse.

UCR

University of California

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Schizopteridae

Genus

Schizoptera