Pygoda civilis ( Breddin, 1903 ) Comb.

Fernandes, Jose Antonio Marin, Nascimento, Agata Tyanne Silva & Nunes, Benedito Mendes, 2018, Revision of Pygoda Amyot & Serville, 1843 stat. rest. (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Edessinae) with description of four new species, Zootaxa 4461 (2), pp. 205-232 : 223-225

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Pygoda civilis ( Breddin, 1903 ) Comb.


Pygoda civilis ( Breddin, 1903) Comb. Nov.

( Figures 8A–D View FIGURE 8 , 13C–D View FIGURE 13 , 15 View FIGURE 15 )

Edessa civilis Breddin, 1903: 139 ; Kirkaldy, 1909: 156; Froeschner, 1981: 66

Lectotype male, designated by Gaedike (1971:83, by use of “ Holotypus ”). Ecuador, Balsapamba, R. Haensch (SDEI). Examined. Here designated.

Material examined. ECUADOR. Carchi: ♂ ♀ Chical [El Pailon], 26–30-VI-1983, 1250 m. 0°56’N, 78°11’ W. J. Rawlins, R. Davidson, N. Jacobson, M. Smyers, S. Thompson, S. Weller. Rawlins Collection ( CMNH) GoogleMaps ; ♀ same data, 1–10-VII-1983 ( UFRG) GoogleMaps ; ♂ 13-VII-1983 (UFRG); Guayas: ♀ Guayaquil, Leg. 15. VI. 1910. (Ded. 5. IX. 1910), R. Paessler ( COP) .

Measurements. Total length 17.2–17.7; total width 9.4–9.8; head length 1.5–1.7; head width 2.9–3.1; length of antennal articles I: 0.7–1.0; II: 1.8–1.9; III: 1.2–1.6; IV: 3.0–3.2; pronotum length 3.1–3.3; pronotum width 9.9– 10.1; scutellum length 7.7–8.1; scutellum width 5.8–6.0.

Diagnosis. Species medium (17–18mm) and dorsally green. Pronotum with brown to black punctures interspersed with irregular yellow lines or spots. Scutellum with large punctures on dark brown spots. Contour of the corium completely made by yellow veins like in P. poecila ; close to costal margin sometimes occur few (around 3) small calloused yellow spots and a rhombus ( Fig. 13C View FIGURE 13 ). Connexivum green with median yellow oblong callus ( Fig. 13C View FIGURE 13 ); segment VII with basal half green and distal half black partially surrounding yellow median calloused spot. Body ventrally mostly greenish yellow or pale yellow with some parts light green, dark brown narrow lines on the edges of the sternites and pseudosutures. Evaporatorium brown. Antennae and legs yellow.

Head. Mandibular plates with dense punctuation. Tylus yellow medially with margin dark ( Fig. 13C View FIGURE 13 ). Ventral surface yellow. First rostral segment slightly surpassing bucculae in lateral view.

Thorax. Pronotum densely punctured, punctures coarse; pronotal disc with small irregular yellow callus; cicatrices variegate with green and greenish yellow, delimiting dark furrows surrounded by pale greenish yellow calloused stripes ( Fig. 13C View FIGURE 13 ); anterior delimiting furrow punctured. Anterolateral margin pale yellow; line of brown coarse punctures long, exceeding ½ of the margin. Anterolateral punctuated line short, reaching 1/3 of the anterolateral margin; punctures dark and coarse. Scutellum with coarse, large, black punctures sparser on anterior half and median longitudinal line than on remaining parts, lateral and distal punctures small, fine and black; most of the punctures on dark brown spots. Corium with few yellow veins branched and isolated yellow calli ( Fig 13C View FIGURE 13 ). Propleura with dark stripe alongside dark, fine and dense punctures; green stripe parallel to yellow margin. Evaporatorium dark and rugose. Peritreme short reaching 1/3 of the distance between ostiole of the scent gland and margin of the body. Metasternal process greenish yellow with arms broad and receiving fourth rostral segment ( Fig. 13D View FIGURE 13 ).

Abdomen. Connexivum with excavations concolorous, densely punctured except on yellow callus and distal margin on each segment; base of lateral spines green. Lateral part of segment VII, corresponding to ventral side of connexivum, greenish yellow with margin partially black, sometimes only inner margin black. Yellow spot surrounding spiracles. Small brown rounded spot close to spiracle on each segment ( Fig. 13D View FIGURE 13 ).

Male ( Fig. 8A–C View FIGURE 8 ). Pygophore with posterolateral angles slightly flat laterally and little projected ( Fig. 8A View FIGURE 8 ). Superior process of genital cup rounded and large. Paramere with only two processes, posterior margin only with ventral, short and rounded process curved laterally, distal process absent; dorsal margin slightly enlarged and flat or barely excavated ( Fig. 8B View FIGURE 8 ). Proctiger dark brown with posterior face yellow, short, not reaching level of posterolateral angles ( Fig. 8B View FIGURE 8 ); lateral excavation barely forming a crest dorsally; dorsal part of posterior face tumid. Ventral rim medially greenish yellow or light yellow; expansions strongly developed and tumid ( Fig. 8C View FIGURE 8 ). Ventral surface mostly greenish yellow or light yellow with few suffused dark spots; punctures fine and concolorous.

Female ( Fig. 8D View FIGURE 8 ). Gonocoxites 8 with lateral margin almost rounded and posterior margin black, arched or acuminated near laterotergites 9; punctures slightly concentrated on convex part; sutural border contiguous except distally; gonapophysis 8 not visible. Gonocoxites 9 large, distal part straight. Laterotergites 8 with black distal margin projected in a black spine that exceeds apex of segment VII. Laterotergites 9 with small part of the base excavated; apices below the level of laterotergites 8.

Comments. The previously unknown female is recognized and described in this work. Male and female genitalia were not dissected.

Distribution ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ). ECUADOR: Carchi, Guayas.


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Pygoda civilis ( Breddin, 1903 ) Comb.

Fernandes, Jose Antonio Marin, Nascimento, Agata Tyanne Silva & Nunes, Benedito Mendes 2018

Edessa civilis

Breddin, 1903 : 139
Kirkaldy, 1909 : 156
Froeschner, 1981 : 66
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