Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) commodus ( 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: 267

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) commodus ( McAtee and Malloch 1925 )
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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) commodus ( McAtee and Malloch 1925) 

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Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) commodus McAtee and Malloch, 1925: 67  , 17 (orig. descr.).

Diagnosis. Distinguished among species of Schizoptera (Odontorhagus)  by the elongate, ovoid body shape, flat head, the small, the single hook-like process of the subgenital plate (sVII), the tapering and serrated right conjunctival appendage, and the pronged left conjunctival appendage.

Holotype: GUATEMALA: Izabal: Livingston , 15.8333 ° N 88.75 ° W, 0 9 May 1906, Barber and Schwarz, 1Ƌ (00028603) ( USNM)GoogleMaps  .

Re-description. Male: length: 1.22–1.31 mm; body elongate ovoid. COLORATION: general coloration light brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C concolorous with remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: flat ventral view ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2); eyes about 2/3 as wide as synthlipsis. THORAX: as in subgeneric description; hemelytron as in subgeneric description; M2 vein straight, anterior membranal cell triangular. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI without process on posterior margin; subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical; process of subgenital plate hook-shaped, pointing caudally ( Fig. 5FView FIGURE 5 A – L); tVII trapezoidal; tVIII weakly trapezoidal and distinctly sclerotized; length of tVIII about 1/2 length of tVII. GENITALIA: py as in subgeneric description; rp as in subgeneric description with a tapering stem and pointed tip; lp crescent shaped in dorsal view ( Fig. 5FView FIGURE 5 A – L); rca elongate, with smooth base and serrated tip; lca about 1/3 length of rca, with two visible thick prongs; vesica uniformly cylindrical and thin, forming a single coil; anophore as in subgeneric description with a triangular process on dorsal wall ( Fig. 5FView FIGURE 5 A – L).

Female: Unknown.

Distribution. Known from the department of Izabal in northeastern Guatemala and the Cayo district in central Belize ( Fig. 7).

Other material examined. BELIZE: Cayo:  British Honduras: Cayo Dist Mile 66  , Western Highway, 17.20228 ° N 88.64395 ° W, 30 Jun 1969, 1Ƌ (00091587) ( FSCA)GoogleMaps  ; 0 3 Jul 1969 1Ƌ (00091739) (FSCA); 0 7 Jul 1969, 2 Ƌ (00091618, 00091601), 1♀(00091620) (FSCA); 0 6 Jul 1970, 1Ƌ (00091719) (FSCA).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Schizopteridae

Genus

Schizoptera

Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) commodus ( McAtee and Malloch 1925 )

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane 2016
2016
Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) commodus

McAtee 1925: 67