Engytatus hawaiiensis (Kirkaldy)

Polhemus, Dan A., 2018, A new species and new records of Engytatus from the Hawaiian Islands (Heteroptera, Miridae), ZooKeys 796, pp. 97-106 : 104

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.796.21054

publication LSID

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scientific name

Engytatus hawaiiensis (Kirkaldy)
status

 

Engytatus hawaiiensis (Kirkaldy)

Cyrtopeltis hawaiiensis Kirkaldy, 1092: 138.

Engytatus hawaiiensis Zimmerman, 1948: 1988.

Cyrtopeltis (Engytatus) hawaiiensis : China and Carvalho 1952: 160.

Material examined.

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, Maui: 1 male, 1 female, East Maui, Koolau Forest Reserve, 2042 m, 8 August 1973, on Dubautia cf. coriacea [= D. thyrisiflora ], W. C. Gagné ( BPBM); 6 males, 7 females, Haleakala National Park, West Rim, 9600 ft, 12 August 1975, on Railliardia [= Dubautia sp.], J. W. Beardsley ( BPBM).

Ecological notes .

This species has been previously recorded as occurring on several species of Railliardia ( Gagné 1968), a host-plant genus subsequently synonymized within Dubautia , in the Asteraceae. Based on these records and examination of other Bishop Museum specimens, E. hawaiiensis occurs on Dubautia menziesii (A. Gray) D. D. Keck, D. platyphylla (A. Gray) D. D. Keck, and D. thyrisiflora (Sherff) D. D. Keck, and thus is not strictly confined to a single host-plant species within this genus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Miridae

Genus

Engytatus