Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) drusus 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: 269

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5B8F792E-EEDB-494D-9EB3-48CA6174CC6E

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C66D8798-7836-5906-F6A0-FBA3FA8DF941

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) drusus McAtee and Malloch, 1925
status

 

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) drusus McAtee and Malloch, 1925 

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2 and 7)

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

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

Holotype: GUATEMALA: Alta Verapaz: Cacao Trece Aguas , 15.4 ° N 89.75 ° W, Mar 30, Schwarz & Barber, Holotype, 1Ƌ (00028605) ( USNM)GoogleMaps  .

Re-description. Male: length: 1.5 mm; body ovoid. COLORATION: general coloration dark brown; fuscous patch absent; Sc+C distinctly lighter than remainder of hemelytra ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). SURFACE AND VESTITURE: as in subgeneric description. STRUCTURE: HEAD: flat 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 straight, anterior membranal cell triangular. ABDOMEN: as in subgeneric description; stVI with small, tooth-like process on posterior margin; subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical; process of subgenital cylindrical and tapering.

Female: Unknown.

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

Discussion. No additional specimens examined matched the description of this species, and ventral images of the holotype are unavailable because of the way the specimen was mounted; therefore our re-description is solely somatic. For an illustration of the subgenital plate of this species see McAtee and Malloch (1925) Figure 65.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Schizopteridae

Genus

Schizoptera

Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) drusus McAtee and Malloch, 1925

Leon, Stephanie & Weirauch, Christiane 2016
2016
Loc

Schizoptera (Odontorhagus) drusus

McAtee 1925: 67