Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) clodius McAtee and Malloch, 1925

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: 266

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

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scientific name

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) clodius McAtee and Malloch, 1925
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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) clodius McAtee and Malloch, 1925 

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 and 7)

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) clodius McAtee and Malloch, 1925: 67  , 16 (orig. descr.).

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the ovoid body shape, the lack of a fuscous patch, and the tapering lateral process of the subgenital plate.

Holotype: PANAMA: Canal Zone : Paraiso, 9.03333 ° N 79.625 ° W, Apr 11, E.A. Schwarz, Holotype, 1Ƌ (00028602) ( USNMAbout USNM)GoogleMaps  .

Re-description. Male: length: 1.38 mm; body ovoid. COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: slightly rounded in dorsal 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 slightly curving anteriorly toward wing margin, anterior membranal cell wedge-shaped. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI withsmall process on posterior margin; subgenital plate distinctly asymmetrical with a u-shaped incision; process of subgenital plate spine-like and point caudally.

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality ( Fig. 7).

Discussion. No additional specimens examined matched the description of this species or the holotype, and ventral images of the holotype are unavailable because of specimen mounting; therefore our re-description is solely somatic. For an illustration of the subgenital plate of this species see McAtee and Malloch (1925) Figure 62.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Schizopteridae

Genus

Schizoptera

Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) clodius McAtee and Malloch, 1925

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane 2016

2016
Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) clodius

McAtee 1925: 67