Comorocoris

Baňař, Petr & Heiss, Ernst, 2018, A new species of Comorocoris from Northern Madagascar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae), Zootaxa 4375 (3), pp. 433-440: 439-440

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4375.3.9

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:411427AD-0943-4B9E-B482-AA640EE582DA

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CA0F87B6-FF9D-A575-FF1A-F939A3D65742

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Comorocoris
status

 

Key to Comorocoris  species

1 Body colour brown to dark brown, whole surface of thorax and abdomen reticulate and strongly granulose, leaving only few larger smooth callosities on lateral sclerites of thoracic segments and mtg III–IV; abdomen very high (strongly convex) in lateral view ( Figs. 8–10View FIGURES 8–12)................................................................................. 2

- Body colour black, only pro- and mesonotum with more extended flat round granulation, surface of metanotum and abdomen smooth with isolated patches of granules; abdomen lower from lateral view ( Figs. 11–12View FIGURES 8–12)........................... 3

2 Smaller species, body length 2.50 mm in male, 3.10 mm in female, maximum abdomen width 1.80 mm in male, 2.1–2.25 in females, antennae about twice as long as width of head, colouration reddish-brown ( Figs. 5View FIGURES 1–7, 10View FIGURES 8–12); Moheli Island, Comoro Archipelago................................................................... C. testudiformis Heiss, 1985 

- Larger species, body length 2.96 mm in male, 3.54 mm in female, maximum abdomen width 2.00 mm in male, 2.45 in females, antennae short, slightly less than 1.5 times long as width of head, colouration dark brown to blackish ( Figs. 1–2View FIGURES 1–7, 8–9View FIGURES 8–12); Northern Madagascar.................................................................... C. estherineae  sp. nov.

3 Smaller species, body length 3.00– 3.20 mm, surface submat, sutures separating meso-, metanotum, mtgI and mtg II respectively not interrupted and obliterating on median smooth plate ( Figs. 3, 6View FIGURES 1–7, 11View FIGURES 8–12); Central Madagascar............................................................................................ C. inexpectatus Heiss & Baňař, 2012 

- Larger species, body length 3.25–3.85 mm, surface glabrous, sutures separating meso-, metanotum, mtgI and mtg II respectively interrupted and obliterated on median smooth plate ( Figs. 4, 7View FIGURES 1–7, 12View FIGURES 8–12); Central Madagascar............................................................................................... C. glabridorsum Heiss & Baňař, 2012 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aradidae